Somali PM opens crucial election talks in Mogadishu

The much-delayed presidential and legislative elections are the remaining hope for Somali people who have been facing conflict, droughts, anarchy since 1991 when the former military regime was ousted.

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Somali PM opens crucial election talks in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia – The top political leaders in Somalia resumed talks on Monday in Mogadishu to discuss the implementation of the May 27 electoral pact that allows the country to hold indirect polls.

Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble opened the consultative forum at the Afisyoni tent in the airport facility with the attendance of the leaders of Puntland, Galmudug, Southwest, Jubaland, and HirShabelle.

Mogadishu mayor Omar Filish is also among the participants of the conference which focuses on the progress in the past month and the challenges ahead as the country set to hold the election in 30 days.

Keydmedia English correspondent in the capital said the talks opened amid tight security with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Somali police deployed in the vicinity of the venue. 

The much-delayed presidential and legislative elections are the remaining hope for Somali people who have been facing conflict, droughts, anarchy since 1991 when the former military regime was ousted.

The PM, who is a pollical novice was tasked with organizing the election and the security after Farmajo disowned his term extension that sparked political crises and violence in the capital in April.

At the end of the ongoing talks, the leaders of the Federal Government and the Federal States are expected to issue a joint communique to share the public with the points they agreed and the next move.

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News 30 June 2022 10:19

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