MOGADISHU, Somalia –The Somali federal government has reached an agreement with political parties for an upcoming general election that will be decisive for this year’s long-awaited presidential election.
Republic 10 October. 54 senators and 275 congressmen will vote in the presidential elections under the current system, which paves the way for indirect voting. The procedure, adopted by Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, leaders of the five states, was signed on Sunday. Mogadishu Mayor Omar Filish announced that 101 electoral deputies will be chosen from among the first members registered by the regions, and civil society members will be elected by election commissions at the level, and clan deputies will elect deputies to the lower house.
The purpose of this meeting is to establish the procedure for the election of members of the House of Representatives. OPM also discussed how to proceed with elections for the House of Commons in Somaliland, which is an unresolved dispute between Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi and Prime Minister Abdi Hashi, Roble and the outgoing Vice President and President. Senate President Abdi Hashi will be 46 elders and other lay people selected from among the candidates who can effectively end the controversy.
Although secession from the south of the country was declared in 1991, northwest Somalia is still represented in the federal parliament in elections that are usually held in Mogadishu rather than in the north.
Roble welcomes the election of the leadership of one of the rival factions in the electoral body of Somaliland, which resulted in the appointment of parallel presidents. Gulled and Hashi fight for control of the territory. Several states have yet to complete Senate elections, threatening election schedules. Only the Northeast and Southwest states occupy all Senate seats.
However, the leader of the Wadajir party Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame, a presidential candidate, believes that ballot boxes are not needed for meetings in the lower house. , argues that the recent Senate elections have shown that there is no need for an internal vote.
“My friend, a spokesman for the international community, told me that the ballot boxes they handed over to Somalia were wasted because no votes were cast in the Senate. The protocols signed today require ballot boxes, ”he said. The leaders did not announce a date for the elections, and ina statement released Sunday after two days of talks in the capital Mogadishu, they look forward to a general election.