Somali opposition parties call for resignation of electoral body over implementation of universal suffrage model

29 June 2020
Flag of Somalia (photo credit: pixabay)
Flag of Somalia (photo credit: pixabay)
A day after delivering proposals on the management and subsequent holding of the much-awaited elections, Somalia's electoral body is now under pressure to quit, with main opposition parties accusing it of incompetence. The National Independent Electoral Commission [NIEC] had said the Horn of Africa nation could realistically hold manual universal suffrage polls in March 2021, and should the country settle on biometric polls, voters would have to wait for extra five months. Among other things, NIEC said, the country needs adequate voter registration and civic education, an exercise which Ms. Halima Ismael said would take up to August 2021 for her team to deliver.
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