Mogadishu (SD) – A statement from the Indirect Election Dispute Resolution Committee has issued a dispute resolution procedures for the election of Senators for the Upper House of the Somali parliament set to begin in state capitals in the coming days.
“The Committee will share with the Candidates and Voters the Dispute Resolution Procedures for the Upper House of the Parliament of the Federal Republic of Somalia,” the statement said.
The statement detail the nomination process “Candidate who meets the requirements for candidacy of the Upper House of the Somali Parliament as stated in Article 58 of the Provisional Constitution of the country and other laws guiding the Indirect Elections 2020/2021, registered to run for the 11th Upper House of the Somali Parliament.”
A statement from the Indirect Election Dispute Resolution Committee added “Complaints may also be lodged with the Indirect Electoral Dispute Resolution Committee by state parliamentarians and members of the Delegates selected to vote for candidates for the Upper House of Somaliland and are directly affected by the abuses of the electoral administration.”
According to the resolution procedures the candidate Must submit a written request to the Indirect Election Dispute Resolution Committee, and complete a Dispute Resolution grievance registration form.
Candidates seeking resolution are required to pay a registration fee of $ 3,000 (three thousand dollars) and attach to the complaint file a statement stating that they have deposited the money in the designated bank account.
“If the complainant fulfills these requirements, the Commission will take a decision on the matter within 7 days,” the statement from the Indirect Election Dispute Resolution Committee said.
The Upper House elections scheduled for today in the country seem to be delayed again.
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