There was an interesting and new post on the subject at Deutsche Welle or DW, a “German public state-owned international broadcaster funded by the German federal tax budget”. Take a look at this excerpt:
Somalia’s deadline to hold elections by February 8 was missed after the central government and federal states were unable to break an impasse on how to proceed with the vote. Further complicating matters is the country’s unique electoral system which has long centered around a clan-based model.
The indirect system sees representatives from various clans across the country choose members of parliament. The chosen lawmakers in both the lower and upper houses then come together to select a president. The system has been widely criticized by both ordinary citizens and the international community alike.