Mogadishu (SD) – A statement from Somalia’s international Partners today welcomed the convening of the National Consultative Assembly to discuss the electoral crisis in Somalia.
The international community has reiterated calls for full transparency in the elections, and said it welcomes consultations focusing on improving elections.
“Somalia’s international partners* welcome plans to hold an in-person National Consultative Council meeting focused on improving and expediting the electoral process. We reiterate our call for full transparency in all related processes.” Said the partners.
The international community has stated in a statement that it fully supports any process based on the 17 September 2020 and 27 May 2021 agreements.
The international community called on Somalia’s leaders to conclude the electoral process as soon as possible and work to ensure that the elections are free and fair.
“We remain fully supportive of any process that is based on and respects the 17 September 2020 and 27 May 2021 agreements. We urge Somalia’s leaders to conclude the electoral process as soon as possible and urge the implementation of necessary enhancements to correct observed shortcomings in order to ensure the outcome will obtain the support and confidence of the Somali people.” Said the partners statement.
Somalia’s International Partners reiterated their call for transparency at a time when presidential candidates, the opposition and aspiring MPs are still complaining about the process.
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