双语新闻:索马里新议会开始举行第一次会议

时间 : 2012-08-24 19:53来源 : VOA官网 收听下载次数 :
索马里新议会星期一开始会期,与此同时,索马里开始接近于完成建立一个稳定持久政府的复杂方案。

索马里议会应由275名议员组成,一个委员会已经任命了大约220名议员。不过有关官员说,现有议员已可行使议会召开会议。

预计,索马里议员们将在未来几天内选出一位新总统。

按照联合国支持的结束索马里八年过渡政权的方案,星期一是选出议会议长和总统的最后期限。

联合国官员和国际合作者星期天发表联合声明说,现在是索马里进一步实现和平与稳定的一个前所未有的机会。


Somalia's new parliament begins its work Monday, as the country moves closer to completing a complex plan to establish a stable, permanent government.

A selection committee has named about 220 lawmakers for the 275-seat body, but officials say that is enough for the parliament to convene.

The lawmakers are expected to vote for a new Somali president within the coming days.

Monday is the deadline for the election of a speaker of parliament and a president under a United Nations-backed roadmap to end the country's 8-year transitional government.

U.N. officials and international partners issued a joint statement Sunday, saying Somalia has an "unprecedented opportunity for greater peace and stability."