Upper House appoints an electoral review committee

Mogadishu (SD) – Somalia’s upper house of parliament has appointed a seven member committee to advice on the country’s electoral law.

The bill was recently passed by the lower house, after a review, and it is to be the law that is expected to govern the upcoming elections in Somalia.

According to the appointment document, this committee will write a lengthy review of the electoral law in accordance with Somalia’s constitution.

This committee, which is a temporary committee, will operate until they propose a detailed report on the electoral law to the upper house.

The electoral law is to be used to hold multiple elections in Somalia, and is currently surrounded by controversy as to its effectiveness as it relates to timely, fairness and achieve one person one vote.

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