Prime Minister Roble & UN envoy discuss elections

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Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble today met with United Nations Special Representative to Somalia James Swan in his office.

According to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, the meeting discussed the acceleration of the country’s elections, technical and financial support from the international community.

“Prime Minister Roble and James Swan have agreed on the importance of expediting the election process,” the statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said.

Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has previously urged state governments to hold parliamentary elections as soon as possible.

A statement from the international community on November 5th expressed concern over the delay in the country’s elections, and called on federal and state leaders to move quickly to complete the by-elections before the end of 2021. 

The international community has also called on the Galmudug administration to immediately elect the two pending seats in the Upper House, as the international partners in Somalia have stated that they are closely monitoring the recent agreement between President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble.

“We call on the two leaders to implement the agreement as soon as possible, and to focus on national priorities, especially the completion of the electoral process,” the statement said.

Parliamentary elections have begun in the country, with the Prime Minister making efforts to hold a formal election that has been delayed several times.

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