Criteria Set for Somali Presidential HopefulsPresidential aspirants will have to fit a certain criteria as announced by the electoral commission before they can apply to be the country's leader. Among other things, candidates have to be Muslim, at least 40 years-old, and not have a criminal record.
Garowe Online, 1 September 2012
The electoral commission announced the criteria for candidates running for president of Somalia, Garowe Online reports. Read more »
Adorning the Somali flag.
UN News, 29 August 2012
The Security Council today welcomed the recent adoption of Somalia's provisional constitution, the inaugural meeting of its new parliament and the appointment of that body's… Read more »
Somalia: Nation Gears Up for Election
AEP, 27 August 2012
Campaigns for presidency is gearing up in the war torn capital Mogadishu despite no clear date set for the elections. Read more »
UN, 29 August 2012
The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Gérard Araud ( France): Read more »