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UK and US embassies in Mogadishu welcome new election timetable

Mogadishu (SD) – The embassies of the United States and the United Kingdom in Somalia issued a statements on yesterday meeting in Mogadishu between the heads of regional administrations, Benadir region and Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble.

The UK Embassy in a statement on its Twitter account said it welcomed the outcome of the two-day meeting of regional leaders and Prime Minister Roble in Mogadishu and the new timetable for Somalia’s elections.

“United Kingdom notes Somali leaders’ conclusion of the National Consultative Council meeting, and continued efforts to forge consensus on the way ahead. We look forward to peaceful and credible elections soon, with meaningful women’s participation” said the UK Embassy in Mogadishu.

A statement from the US Embassy in Mogadishu also praised the new Somali election timetable issued at yesterday’s meeting of the National Consultative Assembly in Mogadishu.

“We note the conclusion of the National Consultative Council meeting and urge continued constructive dialogue among FGS and FMS leaders to conclude peaceful, inclusive, transparent elections in accordance with the established timeline.” Said the US Embassy in Mogadishu.

A meeting between the Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia and heads of regional administrations in Mogadishu has concluded with the release of a new election timetable for Somalia.

Officials have agreed that the election of members of the upper house will take place on July 25, 2021.

Elections for the House of the People are scheduled for August 10 and September 10, 2021.

The leaders have agreed to hold the much-anticipated presidential election on October 10, 2021.

Leaders have also given consideration to women, with a 50% reduction in fees for women candidates running for parliament.

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