In mid-2020 Somalia delayed elections for another 13 months. In March 2021 “Somalia’s president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, known as “Farmaajo,” [came] under increasing pressure to make a deal on holding [the] delayed elections“. However, the latest is that these long-delayed elections have now been further postponed. The latest on this development in the troubled Horn of Africa country is from an article published by France24. Here is an excerpt:
Somalia has postponed elections that were due to start on Sunday after months of delays in the deeply unstable Horn of Africa country, officials told AFP.
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.
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