Prime Minister Survives Vote of No Confidence

From Times Wire Reports

Somali lawmakers in Baidoa brawled after Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Gedi survived a vote of no confidence that could have ended his government.

Police dragged members of parliament apart and escorted Gedi out after opponents fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to censure him.

The anti-Gedi faction had argued his removal was necessary to create a government post for new Islamist rulers in Mogadishu, the nominal capital.