UN Security Council to discuss Somalia’s political crisis

NEW YORK (SD) – UN Security Council will today talks over Somalia’s current political impasse amid the term of President lapsed on Monday.

According sources who spoke to AFP, the security council will meet at the request of Britain which took the presidency of the council this month.

The members will discuss we ate to resolve the current impasse which was resulted by months long disagreement over the electoral process.

The move seem to castigate a joint statement by 14 opposition candidates who called Monday for the formation of a Transitional Council to oversee the preparation of elections.

The crisis also discouraged the International partners including U.S., UN have pressed the country’s leadership to revisit the stalled electoral talks ‘urgently’ avert any political dispute that plunge the country into uncertainty.

“We call upon Somalia’s leaders to resume their dialogue urgently to reach final agreement permitting national elections to take place as soon as possible,” the UN and more than ten foreign embassies and delegations in Somalia said.
They, however, warned against any parallel process noting the September 17 agreement in Mogadishu remains the only valid process.

“The United States urges President Farmaajo and Somalia’s national leadership to act now to resolve the political impasse that threatens Somalia’s future and find agreement with Federal Member State leaders to allow the conduct of parliamentary and presidential elections immediately,” the US embassy said in a separate statement.

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