Somalia Upper House approves electoral law

Mogadishu (SD) – Members of the Somalia’s federal government’s upper house debated and passed the country’s election law in a meeting in Mogadishu today.

The chairman of the interim Transitional Federal Parliament’s committee on the election law, Senator Mohamed Amir Sheikh Osman had read the bill before the House on the basis of their findings and amendments.

After the vote, the speaker of the upper house Abdi Hashi, said a majority vote in the Senate passed the national election law in a heated debate.
The law was passed by 27 senators, it was rejected by 6 senators, and no MP has abstained from voting.

The bill was ratified on December 28th by members of the Somali’s lower house. President Farmajo is set to sign the law in to effect.

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