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Interim Charter adopted

The Djibouti-hosted Somali National Peace Conference adopted a Transitional National Charter on Sunday, conference sources told IRIN on Monday. They said the charter was adopted by an overwhelming majority of participants. It provides for a three-year transitional government based on a federal system, with a transitional national assembly (TNA) elected on the basis of clan. It also provides for the establishment of a transitional judiciary system, validating the 1960 Somali constitution and “other laws not in contradiction with the charter”, a source said.

After the new charter was presented, delegates broke into applause and sang the national anthem, an observer told IRIN. [For details, see separate IRIN story headlined “Peace conference passes new charter”, which should be dated 17 July].

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