Election teams under pressure to suspend 16 seats

According to the statement seen by Keydmedia's Somali service, the recent election in Mogadishu for Somaliland seats in the Lower House lack transparency and women’s 30% quota.

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Election teams under pressure to suspend 16 seats

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Abdi Hashi, the ex-Senate speaker has called for a halt to the confirmation of the election results for the 16 seats in the lower house of the parliament after the vote went in through the wrong direction and lacked the agreed procedure.

Hashi argues that the election was not compatible with September 17 and May 26 electoral deals that outline the process for the indirect parliamentary election in Somalia.

According to the statement seen by Keydmedia's Somali service, the recent vote in Mogadishu for Somaliland seats in the Lower House lack transparency and women’s 30% quota.

The outgoing Upper House boss who retained his senate seat in an election overshadowed by fraud last month urged FEIT and SEIT to suspend the disputed seats for a review.

This comes amid a standoff among the poll teams over the control of the process as Southwest state’s SEIT rejected FEIT decision to nullify two seats elected in Baidoa last week.

The opposition presidential candidates who are meeting in Mogadishu vowed to boycott the result of the ongoing ballot, citing irregularities, vote-rigging, and Villa Somalia's influence.

They signaled a plan to form a national council to take charge of the country’s governance system on interim capacity until a free and fair election is held.

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