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Opposition and the three regional leaders discuss election in Mogadishu

Mogadishu (SD) – The Union of Somali Candidates held a critical meeting regarding the country’s election dispute with the presidents of Galmudug, Hirshabelle and South West regional administrations last night at the Decale Hotel.

Leaders attending the meeting discussed elections and the government’s recent decision to go ahead and hold the controversial elections without the opposition.

Somalia’s Member state presidents have promised the opposition to find a solution once again before the election deadline, according to source who where present at the meeting last night.

The three member State Presidents demanded that the Union of Candidates submit the names of the members of the disputed election commissions they have lodged a complaints against.

They also called on the Union of Candidates to encourage Puntland and Jubaland regional administrations, to nominate their Electoral Commissions, in order to bridge the gap.

South West President Abdiaziz Lafta Gareen reportedly took upon himself to play a major role in resolving the complex issues and vowed to bring the sides together.

The presidents of Galmudug, Hirshabelle and South West regional administrations along with Benadir Mayor and Somalia’s PM just yesterday announced they would go ahead and start the election process without the opposition and the missing member states.

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