Farmajo is unlikely to appoint a prime minister into the office.

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The appointment of the new Prime Minister and the plans of the President Farmajo’s 30-day constitutional deadline to nominate a new prime minister is nearing completion, but it is unlikely that he will be nominated.

The Somali president, who has now been in office for 28 days, may ask parliament for a longer period of time, sources at Villa Somalia told Somali Times. According to our sources, the president plans to appoint a prime minister once a full agreement is reached on the country’s elections. Although an agreement was reached at the third Dhusamareb conference, Puntland and Jubaland are still not part of that agreement.

It is unclear why the President is waiting for the prime minister’s nomination, but it is believed to be an attempt to ensure that the new prime minister has no power in the decision-making process. The reason was stated after Prime Minister Khaire outspoken opposition to the president, which led to his removal from office.

This has previously raised concerns in the Puntland and Jubaland administrations, with one of the reasons for rejecting the Dhusamareb 3 conference being the lack of a new prime minister. However, President Farmajo is unpredictable and may appoint a new prime minister soon, if the resolution of the election dispute appears to be imminent.