Mogadishu (SD) – As the Somali parliament debates the National Elections bill prepared by an independent government commission, there is concern about the likelihood that the 2020-21 presidential election will take place in the country this year.
Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Mohamed Guled said that they are fully confident of the bill prepared by the current independent parliamentarians and is before the entire parliament.
“We are confident that if we work together, I am sure that we will be able to hold a one man one vote.” said the Deputy Prime Minister.
But in recent debates within the Somali Parliament on the Election Act, some lawmakers have argued that it is not possible for the current government to lead the country to a one man one vote.
The international community, on the other hand, is pressing for the speedy implementation of the National Elections Act, and in the last few days, the United Nations envoy to Somalia, James Swan, have been holding an ongoing meetings with regional governments.