Somalia’s leaders agree to hold delayed parliamentary elections by February 25

By AFP, 11 January
President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble of Somalia (photo credit: Africanews / Abdirahman Yusuf / AFP)
President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble of Somalia (photo credit: Africanews / Abdirahman Yusuf / AFP)
Somali leaders have announced they struck a deal to complete parliamentary elections by February 25, after repeated delays that have threatened the stability of the country. The agreement [...] was reached after several days of talks hosted by Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble with state leaders aimed at ending an impasse over the polls. [...] Elections in Somalia follow a complex indirect model, whereby state legislatures and clan delegates pick lawmakers for the national parliament, who in turn choose the president.
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