Galmudug state elects six senators to Somali parliament

Abdi Hakim Moalim Ahmed, who has been a member of the Lower House for the past four years now moved to the Upper House after winning the seat with no challenge.

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Galmudug state elects six senators to Somali parliament

DHUSAMAREB, Somalia - Galmudug has elected six senators, including two women on Thursday during an election held in the central town of Dhusamareb, becoming the fourth Federal State to pick its seats in the next Somali Senate.

Said Siyad Shirwa, who was Galmudug finance minister won the first seat after garnering all votes of the MPs after his rival candidate Mohamed Dahir dropped from the competition.

Yusuf Gelle Ugaas known as [Dhagey] secured re-election to serve a second time as Senator for the next 4 years after winning the seat without race as his opponent Dahir Farah withdrew.

His close friend in politics, Abdi Ahmed Dhuhulow (Dhagdheer) was also re-elected in the same way after the withdrawal of his contender Nur Hassan Gutale.

Galmudug MPs have voted overwhelmingly for the fourth seat won by Senator Samsam Dahir Mohamud, retaining her seat after Farhiya Mohamed Guurre moved out of the race.

Abdi Hakim Moalim Ahmed, who has been a member of the Lower House for the past four years now moved to the Upper House after winning the seat with no challenge.

In the last seat in today's election, Galmudug lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favor of Senator Duniya Mohamed Ali, who has been a member of the Lower House for the past four years. She won after rival candidate Khadra Abdullahi resigning from the contest.

Galmudug now joins Jubaland, Southwest, Puntland state who held the Senate election in Somalia following delays in the past six months due to the political crisis in the country.

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