Election of 5 seats in the House of the People held in Baidoa2 min read
Baidoa, the capital of the South West State of Somalia, has witnessed the election of five members of the House of the People of the Federal Parliament of Somalia
The seats held today in the by-elections were won by both former and new members of parliament, and were won as follows;
The 1st seat: HOP # 184 was contested by two candidates, Hassan Abdinur Abdi and Mohamed Abdullahi Ali, and Hassan Abdinur won the seat.
Hassan Abdinur, the current Minister of Energy and Water Resources, received 72 votes, while his rival Mohamed Abdullahi Ali received 27 votes, and with two votes casted as void.
The 2nd seat: HOP # 085 was contested by Sharif Mohamed Abdalla and Mohamed Hussein Mukhtar, and Sharif Mohamed Abdalla won again.
Sharif Mohamed Abdalla received 79 votes, while his rival Mohamed Hussein Mukhtar received 19 votes and 3 votes casted as void, according to the commission.
The 3rd seat: HOP # 176 was contested by Mohamed Mursal Mohamud Borow and Abdihakin Mustaf Ibrahim, and was won by Mohamed Borow who was already in this seat.
According to the committee, Mohamed Mursal Mohamud Borow received 73 votes, while his rival Abdihakin Mustaf Ibrahim received 26 votes, and one vote casted as void.
The 4th seat: HOP # 046 was previously contested by Rabaco Sheikh Nur, Mohamed Wardere Abdi and Abdullahi Samow Osman, and Mohamed Wardere won.
Mohamed Wardere Abdi received 83 votes, while his rival Abdullahi Samow Osman received 11 votes and one vote casted as void.
5th seat: HOP # 156 which was the last seat held today by Mohamed Aden Mohamed and Mohamed Ibrahim Isaq, and was won by Mohamed Aden Mohamed.
The winner of the seat, Mohamed Aden Mohamed, received 88 votes, while his rival, Mohamed Ibrahim Issack, received 10 votes and with two votes casted as void, according to the commission.
The South West State of Somalia will be the first administration to elect a new parliament, following a recent agreement reached in the capital Mogadishu.
Parliamentary elections are scheduled to end on February 25th, in the run-up to the current presidential election.