Somalia: FMS and opposition electoral group to examine controversial election issues

MOGADISHU, Somalia – The leaders of the Federation Member States [FMS] have agreed with the presidential candidates to form a technical committee that will analyze the issues raised in the election process by the members of the lower house.On Monday, several opposition leaders rejected a recently signed agreement allowing FMS leaders to directly influence lower house elections ,as opposed to the May 27 agreement that was approved by all states and the United States. Banadir district, after several months of delay.

The agreement stipulated that the FMS will participate only in the constitutional elections to the country’s Senate. Several states have already conducted polls in the Senate, but in some of them the process has not even begun.

Sources said the FMS leadership agreed to discuss the issues raised in the complaints and objections of the Coalition of Presidential Candidates in the parliamentary elections to the lower house. The team will review the issue and communicate further action.

During private meetings between candidates and the FMS leadership, both sides appointed a three-member committee to address several issues in the process, such as the selection of delegates for adults, traditional age and the role of civil society, and to review the CID. A moment later. [Wednesday] A three-member committee will be convened by the Coalition of presidential candidates Abdirahman Abdishakur, Sharif Hasan and Dahir Gelleh.

At the same time, the presidents of the states will be Said Deni, Abdiaziz Lafta Gareen and Ahmed. During a meeting between Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble and FMS leaders on Sunday, it was decided that the exercise would be open only to clan leaders and civil society organizations, FMS leaders asked to be present in the chamber.

Commons polls. announced at a two-day meeting that alumni registered at the federal level will select delegates in conjunction with civil society organizations. He noted that 101 delegates from each constituency took part in the elections to the lower house.

In the agreement, each unit will have a civil society representative who will select the delegates; The list of delegates will then be reviewed by the Indirect State Election Team (SIET) in each regional state. The rules, introduced last week by the Federal Indirect Election Group (FIET), removing FMS executives from the process is a step towards reducing their influence over who becomes a member of Congress and then President.

This was marked by the dominant influence of the FMS leaders through the choice of allies and loyalists. Northwest Somalia and the Banadiri community in Mogadishu were selected by the elders by mutual agreement and verified lists. The meeting also demanded that the electoral budget committee include members of the PKO and regional governments.

Opposition leaders violated House of Commons procedures on Monday, forcing Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble to recall the FMS chief to address some of the issues raised by the opposition group.


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