Somalia not ready for 'one person - one vote' poll: regional presidents

Politics: Somalia not ready for ‘one person – one vote’ poll: regional presidents

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 02:39 pm

Regional presidents in Somalia are unanimous in their position that federal level polls be held on time in the wake of postponement suggestions by the electoral body.

They held that one-person, on-vote system was still not feasible in the country but added that a model for the elections should be agreed upon based on consensus between all stakeholders.

They also invited the president and prime minister for talks to be held in Dhusamareb. The federal government has yet to react to the request. The five presidents issued a statement after a meeting over the weekend in the central town of Dhusamareb in the Galmudug region.

Over in the semi-autonomous Somaliland region, the Horn Diplomat news portal, reported on Sunday that political parties had agreed to hold elections this year. The elections body has been given 14 days to prepare a road map for the vote.