Prime Minister Roble orders the start of parliamentary elections

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The Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia Mohamed Hussein Roble, today held a online video conference with the Federal and State Electoral Commissions, in the run-up to the Parliamentary elections.

A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said Mohamed Hussein Roble had instructed the two levels of electoral commissions to begin the process of electing members of parliament as soon as possible and to conclude them by the end of December 2021.

“The government is ready to facilitate the technical, security and economic development necessary for the elections,” he said.

He instructed the commissions to submit their election plan as soon as possible and “go to the polling stations”, said a statement from Roble’s office.

He urged the Dispute Resolution Committee to monitor the election process closely, stressing that no private seat should be closed and that the contest should be open and fair.

The Prime Minister also urged the electoral commissions to respect the 30% quota for women in the upcoming parliament, which has been the subject of several complaints.

He stressed that he will soon visit the polling stations to monitor the election process and expedite the election.

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