Somalia’s Civil society release statement welcoming preliminary elections in South West State1 min read
Somalia’s civil society coalition has released a statement welcoming the upper house elections preliminary process in Baidoa, South West State.
Lawmakers in South West State elected the first five senators, following Jubbaland State, which elected its senators last Thursday.
Two of the five seats were reserved for women candidates in encouraging to achieve the 30% quota in parliamentary elections.
”The civil society congratulates South West administration on the preliminary step” the statement read and that it hopes the 30% quota for women will be reached in the upper house elections for the remaining seats.
Civil society statement concluded that it emphasises with the remaining administrations to “ensure the quota for women in both house of parliament”.
The civil society in Somalia has been playing a major role in peace building and conflict resolution initiatives throughout the country and providing services since the civil war erupted with the collapse of the central government that followed suit in 1991.
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