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The Jubbaland State President, Ahmed Mohamed Islam Madobe, flanked by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Michael Keating (2nd from left), the Special Representative of the African Union Commission Chairperson (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira (left), and UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Andrew Gilmour, at a press conference in Kismaayo, Somalia, on 12 February 2017. UN Photo

Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari, addresses House of the People and journalists after he was declared the winner in the race for the Speaker of the House of the People of the Federal Parliament in Mogadishu, Somalia on 11 January 2017. UN Photo

Author and political analyst, Abukar Sheikh Ahmed says:“The debate on the issues of the election from the public perspective was not interesting because there was no public voting and campaigning. Most of the candidates knew their target and they were campaigning in parliament and clans.”