The incumbent Speaker of the federal parliament’s House of the People, Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari, was re-elected to another four-year term during voting that was held today in the Somali capital.
Somalia’s landmark electoral process has dominated discussions in public places across the Horn of Africa country over the past few months, as Somalis examine the democratic progress the country has made after years of civil war.
Delegates from Somaliland and the northern regions today elected four more candidates to the House of the People including two women, bringing the number of members of parliament (MPs) elected from these respective areas to 34.
Four more candidates from Somaliland and northern regions were voted into the House of the People today, raising the number of members of parliament (MPs) elected from that part of the country to 30.
Seven more candidates have been voted into the House of the People to represent Somaliland and northern regions in the latest round of voting, bringing to 26 the total number of members of parliament (MPs) thus far elected from that part of the
Mogadishu, 13 December 2016 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) in Somalia Michael Keating has commended the United Kingdom government for deploying soldiers to support the peacekeeping mission in Somalia.