Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Somali elections to be held after Parliament selection

By PFJ Correspondent in Mogadishu
Somali National flag

Somalia’s president Shariif Sheikh Ahmed said on Tuesday, August 07 that all the selection processes for the National Assembly are almost complete.
He praised the local elders for doing good job saying that once the members of the next parliament are selected the country will go into an election.
President Sharif said the country has moved a step forward to democracy since now selections for leaders are done properly. He said the coming four years are very crucial to the country and citizens will work on all sectors.
The president added that the country is in a good position now. The cultural elders are selecting members of the next parliament and once they are through, the country will go to elections with government officials repeatedly emphasizing that everything is going on as planned.
Somali President:Sheikh Sharrif
Meanwhile, Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali has declared his interest in the country’s top seat ahead of the forthcoming presidential election scheduled before the end of his month.
According to his campaign team, a ceremony to popularize his candidacy was held privately in Mogadishu to map out strategy for his campaign.
He joins a growing list of presidential aspirants eying for the country’s top seat. This comes at a time when the country is marking the first anniversary of Al- Shabaab’s pull out from Mogadishu in 2011.
Somali PM:Abdiweli

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