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Department of Political Affairs

Further Political Progress in Somalia

SRSG Mahiga and the new Prime Minister of Somalia 17 October 2012 – The United Nations top political official for Somalia welcomed the endorsement by the East African country’s Parliament of the new Prime Minister, Abdi Farah Shirdon, stressing that it signals an encouraging start of cooperation between two important arms of the Government.

“The approval of Prime Minister Shirdon by the Somali legislature is further incontrovertible evidence of progress in Somalia,” said the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Augustine Mahiga.

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UN Political Office for Somalia on Social Media

UNPOS on Tumblr In July 2012, the UN Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) established a presence on social media to highlight its work during a critical period - the end of the country's two-decade political transition and the selection of inclusive institutions.

More about the history and impact of UNPOS' social media presence.

Visit UNPOS on Twitter (@UNPOSomalia), Tumblr   ( unposomalia.tumblr.com ) and Flickr ( flickr.com/photos/unpos ).

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