Somali Opposition Wants Complete Overhaul of Electoral Committee

Opposition candidates in Somalia have demanded a total overhaul of the electoral committees charged with conducting the planned polls. The 14 candidates, among them ex-presidents and former prime ministers, issued a declaration on November 26, 2020, warning that they may be forced to conduct a parallel election, unless their demands on the composition of the electoral commissions are addressed. In an 18-point memorandum, they demanded that the national electoral committee and the electoral dispute committee be abolished, and a new one appointed, based on consensus.

President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo (centre) makes an acceptance speech after he was sworn into office at the Mogadishu Airport hangar on February 8, 2017.


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