Police deployed on Mogadishu streets amid turmoil over elections

It’s hard to predict what will be the outcomes but since the International Partners took the leading role, many believe that country’s leaders will be pressured to reach a consensus on the contentious issues.

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Police deployed on Mogadishu streets amid turmoil over elections

MOGADISHU, Somalia - The people in Mogadishu woke up this morning to the heavy presence of police on the city’s main roads ahead of much-anticipated talks on the deadlock over the upcoming election.

KON understands that the government has closed the streets for the arrival of Puntland leader Said Deni in the capital later today to join his regional counterparts in their planned meeting with Farmajo.

The conference was previously planned to take place in Villa Somalia but later shifted to Afisyooni Camp near the heavily fortified Airport after Jubbaland and Puntland leaders demanded a secure venue.

It’s hard to predict what will be the outcomes but since the International Partners took the leading role, many believe that country’s leaders will be pressured to reach a consensus on the contentious issues.

Somalia has missed the election deadline last month due to the current dispute between the government and other stakeholders who locked horns over the process for the vote.

Farmajo whose 4-year presidency marred by corruption, controversy, and lack of transparency has been accused of plotting an illegal extension by creating political turmoil in the country.

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