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Somali leaders meet int’l partners over upcoming elections

MOGADISHU (SD) – Somalia’s international partners have today agreed to help the horn of Africa nation following a meeting with Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble and five leaders of regional states in Somali capital.

In a twitter post, the Prime Minister’s office said the meeting had focused on the ways to implement the recently agreement between the federal government and its member states over the election agreement.

“Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble along with leaders of regional states and Mogadishu mayor had the meeting with Somalia’s International partners, The meeting discussed the implementation of the electoral agreement and the role of the international community,” the post reads in part.

Today’s meeting came two days after an election agreement was signed last Thursday in Somali capital following six days of talks over electoral process dispute.

According to a communique issued, the leaders agreed to the contested names of Federal Indirect Elections Team (FIET) shall be submitted to the Prime Minister who will direct for their replacement.

The Federal Indirect Elections Team (FIET) and its regional level counterparts will prepare elections calendar within 60 days.

Leaders also agreed that security of the elections will be the responsibility of Somali Police Force and AMISOM and will be headed by the Prime Minister.  

A nine-member committee led by the Prime Minister will draw membership from Somali Police Force and AMISOM.

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