States and regions of Somalia
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Four out of the 5 proposed regional states (Puntland, Galmudug, Jubaland, South West State) have submitted their nominations for candidates in the Upper House of Federal Parliament.
The emerging Hir-Shabelle state (merging Hiiraan and Middle Shabelle regions). The latter two have yet to submit their Upper House nominations, and Somaliland politicians have refused to partake in the Upper House.
On a de facto basis, northern Somalia is the autonomous state Somaliland. In Somalia, Puntland, Galmudug is another regional administration that emerged just south of Puntland. Jubaland in the far south is a fourth autonomous region within the federation. In November 2014, a new South West State was likewise established. In April 2015, a formation conference was also launched for a new Central Regions State.
The Federal Parliament is tasked with selecting the ultimate number and boundaries of the autonomous regional states (officially, Federal Member States) within the Federal Republic of Somalia. To this end, the legislature in December 2014 passed a law establishing the Boundary and Federalization Commission. The body is mandated with determining the boundaries of the country's constituent Federal Member States, as well as arbitrating between these regional states on their respective jurisdiction.
Unrecognized and proposed states
Note: Awdalland and Zeila & Lughaya State hold competing claims over the Awdal Region. Both do not recognize secessionist Somaliland's claims to their territory and aim to become recognized as the government of a Somali federal state in the Awdal Region.
Note: Khatumo State is not recognised by Putland, the Somali government, or secessionist Somaliland.
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