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FGS-FMS leaders to finalise election process

MOGADISHU (SD) The consultative conference on the electoral process has today kicked off in the Somali capita ahead of August parliamentary and presidential elections.

According to office of the premiere, the meeting chaired by Prime minister Mohamed Hussein Roble brought together four regional state leaders including Puntland, Galmudug, Southwest and Jubbaland as well as the mayor of Mogadishu.

Last Month, federal and regional state leaders signed election agreement, allowing the country to hold parliamentary and presidential elections.

Today’s meeting will review last month’s agreement to reconsider reverting to the one polling station option.

Ali Gudlawe Hussein, HirShabelle state president is also participating in the talks via ZOOM.

According to agreement signed in May, the parliamentary and presidential elections are expected to take place in two months.

On the 20th of this month, Somalia formed two federal and state level election teams.

According to the Prime Minister’s office, the federal indirect election team is made up of 25 people while the federal dispute resolution mechanism has 21 members.

The teams will oversee the next legislative elections.

The prime minister’s office also formed two electoral security teams at the federal and state levels.

In the security plan by the Prime Minister’s office, Roble sellected members mainly from the Somali police force and the African Union mission in Somalia.

The teams will be in charge of the next presidential and legislative elections.

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