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Vol 59 No 24

Published 7th December 2018


Somalia

Poll fight for Farmajo

A former Shabaab leader stands a good chance of election in South West State and Mogadishu is determined to stop him

President Mohammed Abdullah Mohammed 'Farmajo' and his government experienced temporary relief on 2 December when the electoral commission supervising South West State's presidential election postponed the poll – again. The first presidential election among the federal member states, it will now go ahead on 19 December after being postponed twice because of lack of preparation, as well as massive interference from Mogadishu.

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