Somalia Set To Hold Presidential Election On This Date

Manabo

The office of Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble unveiled the timetable for indirect parliamentary and presidential elections in a statement on Twitter, saying stakeholders had agreed to a roadmap for a vote following two days of talks in the capital Mogadishu.

“I commend the leaders of the council and hope the election will be a peaceful and transparent one, based on the agreed upon schedule and processes,” the prime minister said.

The president said that the past parliament's role was limited and largely excluded from participating in key decisions affecting the direction of our country.

“The Parliament that was here before you, was dissolved before the end of its term to consolidate power in the hands of a few.

Dr. Kizza Besigye arrived in Somaliland capital, Hargeisa as part of Somaliland Election Monitoring Mission (SEMM) team, to monitor the Parliamentary and local government elections.

Somaliland, which has operated as an independent republic since declaration of independence from war torn Somalia in 1991, has held regular and fairly democratic elections.

There are 82 Parliamentary seats in Parliament contested by 3 political parties 522 local council seats. on the African continent.

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