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President Farmajo: Parliament already approved one person one vote election

Mogadishu (SD) – The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, who today address the House of Representatives, focused on the election issues and the talks between the central and state governments.

“Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to thank you for your various efforts in approving the laws that are important for the country’s elections and the others that we have implemented. It is a significant step forward,” said President Farmajo.

The President’s short speech focused on elections, politics, federal and state government meetings and the role of the House of Representatives’ decision to hold elections in the country.

“You are the representatives of the people, so in any agreement we reach with the regional leaders, I promise to bring it back to you.” he said.

The president’s remarks seemed to indicate he still prefers one person one vote election, which is impossible to hold.

“There has already been a political agreement on the country’s electoral process, at the 2018 Baidoa Conference, after a committee from the Central and State Governments had worked on it for some time, and at the London and Brussels Conferences, it was also agreed to hold one person one vote election and Parliament approved the law that will guide that election. ” said Farmajo.

At the end of the President’s 10-minute speech, the Speaker of the House of Representatives told the House that the meeting has concluded.

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