MOGADISHU (SD) – Somalia will hold its presidential election on 10th of October this year, the country’s national Consultative Council (NCC) announced Tuesday following two days of talks between Somali prime minister, Mohamed Hussein Roble and leaders of the regional states.
Election process talks between the PM and leaders of Jubbaland, Southwest, Galmudug, Puntland, HirShabelle and Mogadishu Mayor kicked off on Monday.
According to the election timeline, the preparation of polling stations and electoral delegates selected by the clan elders will be concluded by 10th August.
The election of members of the country’s upper legislative chamber which will take place at the regional assemblies is slated for July 25.
The election of lower-house lawmakers is planned to take place between August 10th and September 10th.
On 20th of this month, Somalia formed federal and state-level electoral teams.
According to PM office, the Federal Indirect Elections Team (FIET) is made up of 25 individuals while the Federal Dispute Resolution Mechanism comprises 21 members.
The teams will oversee the upcoming parliamentary elections.
The office of the PM also formed two federal and state-level electoral security teams.
In Security Plan developed by the Office of the Prime Minister, Roble drew the members mainly from the Somali Police Force and African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom).
The teams will be in charge of the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections.
The first team which is National Elections Security Committee (NESC) will be headed by prime minister Roble.
The NESC will be tasked with the security of Presidential elections which will happen in Mogadishu but also work closely with the state-level security committees.