Jump to navigation

Vol 62 No 14

Published 8th July 2021


Battles for the polls resume

An uneasy calm reigns in the capital as the prime minister's shaky consensus on the elections moves forward

After months of delay and violent confrontations Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has found a path through the obstacles which have been preventing elections since last September. The glimmer of optimism comes from the 27 May agreement signed by all the Federal Member States (FMS) and tacitly approved by the opposition political leaders grouped in the Council of Presidential Candidates (CPC). Two days later, a timeline for elections for the presidency and the upper and lower houses of parliament was agreed. Agreement on the timing was so rapid, Mogadishu sources said, because federal and FMS governments asking the European Union for money to manage the fund the polls were told, 'no dates, no money'.

End of preview - This article contains approximately 1106 words.

End of preview

Subscribers: Log in now to read the complete article.

Account Holders: Log in now and use your Account Credit to buy this article. No Credit? Top up your Account now.

If you are logged in, but still cannot access the full text of this article, email customer services or telephone us on +44(0)1638 743633.