Mogadishu (SD) – The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, participated in a panel discussion hosted by the Raas Institute for Political Analysis, pointed to the government’s efforts to hold elections that reflect the country’s progress and democracy.
The President spoke at length about the importance for the country and for the Somali people to elect a leadership they trust in government and their representatives in Parliament, adding one person one vote elections is the solution to prevent foreign interference, corruption and political instability.
“Compromise strengthens governance and the rule of law, and strengthens stability and unity. The compromise I have made on electoral issues was for that purpose. Meanwhile, we plan to begin selecting members of parliament from November this year, so that we can successfully select members of parliament earlier next year. ”
President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo answered questions from some of the Somali public who were part of the panel discussion, including the timing of the elections, the role of youth in the political transition in 2021, the reasons for the failure of one person and one vote, the successes and challenges of reconciliation.
Responding to questions about the war on terror, pointed out that during his presidency, the power of Al-Shabaab terrorists was weakened, with the rebuilding of the Armed Forces and the liberation of many regions where terrorists used to assemble bombs and mount attacks on the Somali people.
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