Somalia postpones Presidential election deadline date

SOMALIA

Somali leaders have extended the deadline for the completion of their long-delayed parliamentary elections to 15 March.

Initially, The exercise had been scheduled to conclude by 25 February, 2022.

Somali leaders cited drought, security concerns and financial challenges for the extension of the deadline.

Initially, Parliamentary elections began in November to elect lawmakers who should have chosen a president.

Somalia is struggling to rebuild its economy after more than two decades of civil war.

It failed to hold an election in February 2021, and lawmakers instead extended President Mohamed Abdullahi’s mandate.

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