Int’l partners call for consensus on inclusive election Somalia

Also, the opposition presidential candidates called for the disbandment of the electoral commission packed with Farmajo allies and members of the National Intelligence and Security Agency [NISA].

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Int’l partners call for consensus on inclusive election Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somalia’s international partners have reiterated the importance of genuine dialogue to bring an end to the deepening political stalemate over the electoral process in the country.

The call came after the foreign diplomats in Mogadishu held a virtual meeting on Wednesday with Jubaland leader Ahmed Madobe, a fierce critic of incumbent president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo.

They said the current deadlock will undermine efforts to secure the country and hold timely parliamentary and presidential elections in early 2021 and may reverse the gains made so far on the national priorities.

Since 2020, the partners, including the US and EU have been consistently calling for inclusive consultations to achieve broad-based agreement on the elections tiff and there is currently no solution in sight.

Madobe demands the government to pull out its troops from the Gedo region under his administration and allow him to manage the electoral process in accordance with the poll deal signed in Mogadishu in Sep 2020.

Also, the opposition presidential candidates called for the disbandment of the electoral commission packed with Farmajo allies and members of the National Intelligence and Security Agency [NISA].

The country missed two deadlines to start the parliamentary election last December in 2020 due to the dispute between the government and the Federal Member States.

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