In this conflict between former President Farmaajo (whose mandate has expired) and Caretaker Prime Minister Rooble, institutions have lost relevance. The Caretaker Cabinet is non-existent. It is a fight between two persons in sheer power struggle. Here government is absent. Rooble is a lone gunman.
This situation was probably brought about by the fact that since former prime minister Khayre was topled, Farmaajo has been acting both as Head of State and Head of Government (prime minister) in the same way former president, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, was acting during the stint of prime minister Saacid Shirdoon.
It looks that Rooble doesn’t have the entire support of the Caretaker Cabinet.
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This blog is associated with the former Chief of Staff in Puntland State Presidency, 1998-2004. He also worked with the UN and World Bank Joint Secretariat for Somalia’s Re-construction and Development Program (RDP), 2005-2006, as a Zonal Technical Coordinator for Puntland and later as National Aid Technical Coordinator with the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and European Union. He is now an independent political analyst and commentator on current issues and occasionally gives historical perspective on modern Somalia’s politics. He lives and works in Toronto, Canada. He can be reached at: email@example.com
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