US upsurges pressure on Somali leaders to hold election

In strong-warded statement, the US embassy urged Farmajo and regional heads to convene another meeting and reach a broad-based consensus on the elections immediately. 

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US upsurges pressure on Somali leaders to hold election

MOGADISHU, Somalia - The US is upping pressure on Somali political leaders to quickly resolve the deepened dispute over the election in the long-chaotic Horn of Africa country.

In strong-warded statement, the US embassy urged Farmajo and regional heads to convene another meeting and reach a broad-based consensus on the elections immediately. 

The US said the current political gridlock of the past year has resulted in a disappointing lack of progress in fighting al-Shabaab and improving security and advancing economic rival.

“Quickly resolving the current electoral impasse is critical to Somalia’s future,” the statement obtained by KON reads in part.

The country’s leaders have been asked to put aside the search for political advantage and instead act in the interests of the Somali people, who deserve the best from their leaders. 

Now is the time to resolve outstanding issues and finish the job of holding elections.

KON English News Desk

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