Prime Minister Roble and regional leaders reach decision on elections

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Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble last night chaired a virtual meeting of the National Consultative Council.

The meeting between Roble and regional administration leaders focused on expediting the Parliamentary elections.

The conference was attended by the state President of Puntland Said Abdullahi Deni, Galmudug’s Ahmed Abdi Kariye, South West’s Abdiaziz Hassan Mohamed (Lafta-Gareen), Jubaland’s Ahmed Mohamed Islam, HirShabelle’s Ali Abdullahi Hussein and Benadir Governor Omar Mohamud Mohamed (Filish).

It was agreed that all State Governments should immediately start the elections to the House of the People, and conclude them to avoid delays in the elections.

The meeting came hours after the Federal Electoral Commission announced in a press statement yesterday that it had instructed the country’s regional administrations to begin holding parliamentary elections on November 16, 2021.

“The commission, in consultation with the political parties and the electoral commissions at all levels, has called on the various state election commissions to formally launch parliamentary elections on 16 November 2021,” the statement said. 

The commission called on the the Prime Ministers government to immediately provide the fiance needed to the commission so that they can carry out their duties.

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