Six more MPs elected to the Lower House in Baidoa

Somalia’s political leaders are under a pressure to accelerate parliamentary elections following the US imposition of a travel ban last month. The vote is slated to end on Feb 25 and extended to mid this month.

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Six more MPs elected to the Lower House in Baidoa

BAIDOA, Somalia – Six new lawmakers were elected in Baidoa city on Thursday to the Lower House of Somalia’s upcoming 11th Federal Parliament in the ongoing electoral process in the country.

The MPs are part of the members who will represent Southwest State in the Lower House and their indirect election comes as Somalia struggles to complete parliamentary elections by 15th March 2022.

The lawmakers – Aden Mohamed, Abdullahi Mohamed, Ahmed Sheikh, Jama Taqal, Muktar Mohamed, and Ismail Idow won the seats in an election with no stiff competition due to the fraud in the process.

Ex-MPs were blocked from running for re-election, including Jawari who served as house speaker due to their criticism against Farmajo, the outgoing president who installed Lafta-Garen in the office in 2018.

Somalia’s political leaders are under a pressure to accelerate parliamentary elections following the US imposition of a travel ban last month. The vote is slated to end on Feb 25 and extended to mid this month.

Southwest is set to complete the election in the Baidoa constituency soon to become the first regional state to meet the deadline and finalize the election before March 15th.

The country is holding an indirect ballot marred by voter fraud and irregularities after regional and Federal leaders hijacked the process that unhappy the international community and the Somali people.

The Federal Parliament which is composed of Lower House [275 seats]and Upper House [54 seats], has now over 100 seats remained unelected due to disputes in some areas, including Jubaland and Puntland.

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