Somali President Signs National Election Law

Mogadishu (SD) – The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, at the closing ceremony of the 6th session of the Federal Parliament of Somalia signed the Electoral Law as the basis for the country’s democratization process.

The President commended the Somali experts who formulated this bill, the fruitful debates that began with the Baidoa agreement in June 2018, in a transparent process, reflecting the government’s commitment to make the law a reality. reflects the aspirations of the Somali people.

“The Somali people, you see now that the power is back in your hands,  the House of Representatives and the Upper House have already ratified it, and I have signed it here tonight, so you can vote for the party and the person you want.” Said Farmajo.

Also, President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo emphasized the crucial tasks that remain in the 10th Parliament, including the acceleration of the Constitutional Review, the completion of electoral regulators and the passing the government proposed laws.

The ceremony, held at the Presidential Palace during the event, was addressed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mohamed Mursal Sh. Abdirahman.

President Farmajo didn’t address the contentious issues in the country at the ceremony, issues like disputes with local states, interference from neighboring countries and most of all the stalled Somalia and Somaliland talks.

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