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Somalia: Federal Electoral Commission elects new chairman

Mogadishu (SD) – The election of the chairman of the FEIT committee was recently concluded in Mogadishu with chairman of the FEIT committee Mohamed Hassan Irro receiving 14 votes while his rival Liban Mohamed Hassan received 10 votes.

The winner of the election, Mohamed Hassan Irro, was previously the chairman of the country’s disputed election commission, and will resume involvement in the country’s elections in the coming days.

Mohamed Hassan Irro, the newly elected chairman of Somalia’s Electoral Commission hails from from Somaliland’s Sool region.

Five candidates were running in the by-elections, with Cirro and Liban advancing to the second round.

Meanwhile, Mowlid Haji Matan also won the deputy chairman of the Federal Electoral Implementation Committee.

The 25-member committee was absent and the other 24 were present and voted.

The election was held in a transparent manner and was managed by the Technical Coordinating Committee of the Electoral Office of the Prime Minister’s Office.

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