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    Several political heavyweights have applied for the role of speaker of the House of Commons.

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    On the second day of the elections for Lower and Upper House speakers, the organizing committees are handing official registration certificates to the candidates vying for leadership positions in both chambers.

    Three candidates for Senate speaker, including incumbent speaker Abdi Hashi Abdullahi, two candidates for First Deputy Speaker of the Senate, and seven candidates for Second Deputy Speaker have been registered by the Upper House committee.

    The Lower House committee has certified incumbent speaker Mohamed Mursal Sheikh Abdirahman, Sheikh Aadan Madobe, Sadaq Abdullahi Abdi, Abdirashid Hidig, Sadaq Abdullahi Abdi, Adan Mohamed Nur Saransoor, and others as speaker candidates. The current Second Deputy Lower House Speaker, Mohamed Abdalla Awad, has also gotten his registration certificate.

    Registration for the Speaker of the Upper House will close on Thursday.

    The committees organizing the election of the House Speakers announced that the Upper House speaker would be elected on April 26 and the speaker for the Lower House on April 27

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