Saturday, 18 August 2012

Two women announce candidature for Somali Presidency

 Current President Sheikh Sharrif

Ex-PM Gedi
Two Somali women Amal Abdi Ibrahim and Asha Ahmed Abdalla have announced their candidature for Somali Presidency to be held soon.
While announcing her candidature in Somali capital Mogadishu, Asha Ahmed Abdalla, a member of parliament accused the current government of favouring corruption and perpetuating the culture of intimidation to some legislators in parliament.

This is the second time that Asha is  running  in the presidential race.In 2004 she was defeated by former president Abdullahi Yusuf.
Amal Abdi Ibrahim (37), who has been living for 20 years in Finland, announced that if elected she would fight for widows of war and single mothers.

“Women are the prime victims of war and must be helped”, she said in an interview on Finish TV. Both women claim they are ready to lead the nation out of the crisis. 
Based on the Somali Constitution, 30% of seats must be reserved for women.
Other contenders for the top position is the current Somali President Shaikh Sharrif Ahmed,Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed and former Prime Minister Ali Mihamed Gedi in a contest which has attracted more than 10 candidates.

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