Somalia: Elections Delayed, Commission Says

Somalian flag (file photo).

Somalia National independent and Elections Commission (NIEC) chairperson, Halima Ismail said the election will not be conducted on time.

During a brief in parliament, She said that the election commission's work has faced many challenges, including issues related to regional states, the economy and the security situation in Somalia.

"We need 13 more months to hold one person one vote we need to register citizens, register political parties and the candidates," said Halima Ismail.

Ealir today the Somali parliament has approved a motion granting Mogadishu 13 seats in the Senate on Saturday after 142 MPs voted in favour while four opposed.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 100 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.