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Somalia postpones election of senators

MOGADISHU (SD) – Somalia will hold its senate elections next month amid the horn of Africa nation is struggling to resolve political crisis.

In a statement, the Federal Indirect Elections Team (FIET) said it has pushed senate elections to January 7 after failed to meet the deadline.

The new timetable which was sent to Federal Member States on Tuesday will see registration of Senate candidates to take place between January 5 and 6 while voting will happen from January 7 to 14.

According to the initial timetable, the elections of senate was to take place on 30th December.

Meanwhile, the election of the Lower House members will not be affected by the new timetable.

The Lower House elections will take place between February 9 and 28, paving the way for the election of a new president.

The selection of the Lower House members will be participated by close to 30,000 delegates who will be electing the 275 member chamber.

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