Somalia: PM Roble Holds Talks With Presidential Aspirant Dahir Gelle

After holding talks with three regional states, Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has announced that elections will go forward, despite strong dissent among the country's leaders.

Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has met with presidential aspirant Dahir Mohamud Guelleh in his office.

Prime Minister Roble and candidate Dahir Guelleh discussed the country's disputed elections.

Speaking briefly at the meeting, Dahir Guelleh Guelleh said the prime minister had invited him and exchanged views on the election and the general situation in the country.

"I want to share with you that I received an invitation from the Prime Minister, and visited his office, we discussed the transition of the country and the electoral," said Dahir Gelle.

"We have exchanged very different views with the Prime Minister. He has conveyed to me the views of the government and the views of the candidates," he said.

The meeting came as the Prime Minister announced the election to begin after holding talks with three regional states leader and Mogadishu mayor Omar Mohamud Finish.

The leaders who met with the PM before he announced the election to begin are Southwest president, Abdulaziz Hassan Mohamed, Ali Gudlawe (HirShabelle) and Ahmed Abdi Karie QorQor (Galmudug).

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