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Vol 57 No 25

Published 16th December 2016


Somalia

Electoral process stumbles but stays on track 

The tortuous parliamentary selection needs more time, but the chances are that Hassan Sheikh, despite losing international confidence, will win

No Somali President was elected on 30 November, as scheduled, but it looks now as though the process will be brought to a conclusion by 15 December. It had already become clear the 30 November deadline would be missed when, five days beforehand, the scheduled day for the election of a parliamentary Speaker passed with nobody appointed.

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