Ahmed Yusuf Yasin


Ahmed Yusuf Yasin

Mudane Ahmed Yusuf Yasin ( _so. "Axmed Yuusuf Yaasiin") (born 1957, Hargeisa, British Somaliland) is the current Vice-President of Somaliland, serving from 2001. He is a member of Dahir Riyale Kahin's cabinet.

Education

He earned a diploma in Accounts from the British Career Training College in Jersey in 1981. He also participated in training course on Constitutional Law and Parliament procedure and governance on October 30, 2000. Moreover, Mr. Yasin attended the Faculty of Law of the University of for a period of six months.The President of the Republic of Somaliland, Dahir Riyale Kahin, has nominated Ahmed Yasin as a vice president of Somaliland and his nomination was subsequently approved by both Somaliland Parliament Houses.

Background at the Time of his Nomination:Mr. Yassin, 45, is a political unknown, and his selection by President Riyale has caught many people by surprise. His nomination on Thursday has brought to an end a weeklong intensive lobbying for the position of Vice-President. The post was hotly contested by a number of Somaliland politicians.

In the beginning of last week those expected to be nominated were Ahmed Silaanyo a former SNM Chairman and Cabinet Minister, and Abdulkadir Jirde, current first deputy speaker of Somaliland House of Representative.

By last weekend however, the name of Abdirahman Baydani, an MP, was being mentioned as the most likely choice to be made by President Riyale. By last Wednesday most people in the capital were almost certain that Baydani would be nominated. But it seems now that Mr. Riyale had changed his mind in the last minute about Baydani for unknown reasons, to the surprise of observers, with his nomination of Mr. Yassin as vice-president of Somaliland on Thursday.

The nominee has completed his high school in Somaliland and obtained a diploma in Accounts from a British college.

Mr. Yassin has been a student at the recently inaugurated law college of Hargeisa University. He worked for a joint US-Saudi project in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in the early nineties.

From 1993 – 1996 he was manager and a shareholder of a livestock export firm. In March 1997 Mr. Yassin was elected as Member of Parliament, a title he has held until his designation as Vice-President last Thursday.


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