US sends message to regional leaders on electoral process1 min read
The United States Embassy in Somalia has issued a statement regarding the 2021 elections, particularly the recent Somali Parliamentary elections in the Somali capital Mogadishu.
A brief statement from the embassy sent a special message to the leaders of the regional administrations in the country, urging them to expedite the holding of parliamentary elections in Somalia.
The embassy said the elections also need to be credible and take place before the end of 2021.
“We urge President Said Abdullahi, President Ahmed Madobe, President Qoor Qoor, President Ali Gudlawe and President Lafta Gareen to complete the process of holding an inclusive and credible Parliamentary election before the end of 2021.
The electoral process must be accelerated,” the statement said.
The United States is one of the countries closely monitoring the situation in Somalia, with a special lens on the country’s 2021 elections.
The statement comes as there has been a significant delay in the parliamentary elections, which are taking place much later than previously scheduled.
However, news from the US embassy comes as the international community yesterday expressed concern over the delay in the country’s elections.
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