Election deal closer after ‘a breakthrough’ on Somalia talks

Also, the agenda includes who will run the country when Farmajo's term ends on February 8, and reports say he will be given a fixed term until another president is elected.

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Election deal closer after ‘a breakthrough’ on Somalia talks

DHUSAMAREB, Somalia - Preliminary agreement reached on some points at the second day of the meeting between the Heads of State and the Federal Government in Dhusamareb.

Among the issues agreed upon so far is the formation of the electoral committee that will oversee the election of the Somaliland MPs and the Federal Electoral Implementation Team (FEIT) will be reviewed.

FEIT is the main obstacle of the election in Somalia after opposition candidates said the committee was packed with the president’s allies, civil servants, and Intelligence agents to rig the votes in favor of Farmajo.

Leaders still remain deadlocked on the issue of Gedo, where Ahmed Madobe has demanded the withdrawal of government troops and the return of control to the Jubbaland state under his stewardship.

Also, the agenda includes who will run the country when Farmajo's term ends on February 8, and reports say he will be given a fixed term until another president is elected.

Keydmedia Online has learned that the President has asked for a one-year extension which the leaders of Puntland and Jubaland strongly opposed.

KON English News Desk

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