Somali leaders under growing pressure to hold election

The International partners announced that they will not support a partial or parallel electoral process or any initiatives leading to an extension of prior mandates of the current president whose term ended Feb 8.

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Somali leaders under growing pressure to hold election

MOGADISHU, Somalia – International pressure is growing harder on Somalia’s political leaders to reach a consensus on the election and bring an end to their differences that led to delay the vote date.

In a statement issued on Sunday, March 21, the international partners urged the stakeholders to quickly convene a meeting on the implementation of the September 17 electoral deal signed in Mogadishu.

“We urge them to convene quickly and to show leadership by building on the Baidoa Technical Committee proposals of 16 February 2021 to implement the 17 September 2020 electoral model and proceed to elections without delay,” said the statement.

The International partners announced that they will not support a partial or parallel electoral process or any initiatives leading to an extension of prior mandates of the current president whose term ended Feb 8.

Somalia’s leaders asked to seize the opportunity to open talks for a peaceful political settlement leading to elections and to make the necessary compromises in the interest of the Somali nation and its people.

This comes hours after the announcement of the Somali National Salvation Forum which brought together leaders of Jubbaland and Puntland as well as 15 presidential candidates and the Senate speaker Abdi Hashi.

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