Somalia postpones election again

Somalia postpones election again

Somalia postpones election again

/ POLITIQUE / Monday, 26 July 2021 13:47

source photo: RFI

By Kabakura Jean Bosco Ceusi

Somalia has postponed election that were due to start on Sunday after months of delays in deeply unstable Horn of Africa country.

Indirect parliamentary and presidential polls were due to open on July 25 with four days of voting for the upper house by state delegates. The election cycle was due to end with a presidential poll on October 10.

"Even though the plan was the upper house election to start around the various states today, there is a delay, the election may not take place as planned," a member of the electoral commission told AFP on condition of anonymity.

The delay was due to the fact that federal regions were neither able to submit candidates' lists in time, nor to form local committees to cast the ballots, the source added.

A spokesman for the federal government, Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimu, told AFP that the elections were "postponed," without providing details.

Deadlock

Last week, the country's Al-Shabab jihadists warned politicians against taking part in the elections, which were due to kick off after months of deadlock and delays.Somalia postpones elections again

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