Somali leaders set to meet ahead of electoral calendar discussions

Somali leaders are preparing to meet tomorrow in Mogadishu ahead of the electoral calendar discussions.

Government Spokesman Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimu said that the meeting was scheduled for Thursday.

Unfortunately it was pushed to Saturday since a full house was not yet secured.

He further said that since some leaders failed to arrive, the meeting will be scheduled for a sit down on Saturday.

Leaders began arriving in the capital on Wednesday, some arrived on Thursday and others are expected today.

After confirming quorum, they would attend the election talks.

The meeting comes after President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo assigned Prime Minister Roble the task of leading talks on the electoral process.

Roble said he anticipates that the meeting would be a success.

He further added he hopes it would culminate in leading the country to a mutually agreed, transparent election. 

Somalia was to have an election to choose legislators for both its Upper and Lower Houses of its parliament.

The activity was to be held in November and December 2020.

The elections were unfortunately halted on the backdrop of president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo causing havoc.

He controversially approved a two-year extension of his term in office in April.

His mandate officially ended in February.

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