Somali leaders to resume dialogue to end poll crisis

This is the last hope for ending the protracted dispute between Farmajo and the heads of the Federal States, including Puntland and Jubaland who formed the national salvation council with the opposition today.

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Somali leaders to resume dialogue to end poll crisis

MOGADISHU, Somalia - The election talks in Somalia to resume next week after efforts by the international community to resolve outstanding differences concerning elections in the country.

KON has learned that the much-awaited meeting will open next Sunday, March 21 at Afisyoni complex near the heavily protected airport in Mogadishu with reports that opposition will be in attendance.

This is the last hope for ending the protracted dispute between Farmajo and the heads of the Federal States, including Puntland and Jubaland who formed the national salvation council with the opposition today.

The two regional states have previously demanded the conference must be held in a secured place and bring the opposition candidates to the negotiating table, a pre-condition that Farmajo has snubbed.

They accused the leader of violating the 17 September electoral agreement by setting up a biased electoral commission and refusing to handover the MPs’ election in Garbahaarey to Jubaland in line with the deal.

The future of the country remained uncertain since the outgoing President whose term ended a month ago deemed not to hold an inclusive election seeking to extend power till 2022 illegitimately.

Somalia has failed to conduct parliamentary elections scheduled for December 2020 and presidential elections on 8 February 2021 due to the poor leadership of Farmajo who didn't organize and work on the key vote.

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