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Somalia to Delay Presidential Election for 4th Time, Official Says

26 Dic 2016
Somalia
Fuente: 
VOA News
MOGADISHU — 

An electoral official says Somalia has decided to delay its presidential election for a fourth time amid allegations of fraud and intimidation.

The vote had been set for Wednesday, but the official said Monday it likely will be Jan. 24 instead. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

This Horn of Africa nation is riven by clan rivalries and threatened by al-Shabab Islamic extremists opposed to Western-style democracy.

Somalia's Presidential Election Postponed for Third Time

28 Nov 2016
Somalia
Fuente: 
VOA News

Somalia's presidential elections, scheduled to begin this week, have been postponed for a third time, the electoral body said Monday.

Omar Mohamed Abdulle, head of Somalia's electoral body, said elections slated for Wednesday will not happen as planned.

Abdulle did not offer a new date, but said the next president will be elected before the end of this year.

Somalia's parliament members will elect the new president. However, parliamentary elections to elect new lawmakers have not been completed in all regions of the country.

Somalia Elections Not Credible, Country's Auditor General Says

19 Nov 2016
Somalia
Fuente: 
VOA News

Somalia's ongoing parliamentary elections have no credibility becauses of vote buying, fraud, intimidation and violence, the country's auditor general said in an exclusive interview with VOA Somali.

Nur Jimale Farah said Electoral College delegates, who are electing members of parliament, are voting for the highest bidder.

"Some votes were bought with $5,000, some with $10,000, and some with $20,000 or $30,000. But not all seats are equal. Some are influential seats and have a lot of candidates competing for them," he said.

Somalia: Int'l Community Express Concern Over Corruption in Somali Election

31 Oct 2016
Somalia
Fuente: 
All Africa

The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States are deeply concerned over continuing allegations of corruption in Somalia's electoral process and reports of recurring intimidation of prospective candid

En Somalie, les Chabab sont détestés mais reconnus "plus efficaces" que le gouvernement

14 Oct 2016
Somalia
Fuente: 
Le Monde - Afrique

La Somalie s´engage tant bien que mal dans un périlleux processus électoral, qui doit voir la renaissance d´un Etat après un quart de siècle de guerre civile. Près de 14 000 délégués sont appelés au vote pour désigner les députés qui siégeront l´Assemblée nationale du pays, tandis que les Etats fédérés doivent désigner les futurs sénateurs de la Chambre aute. Les deux Assemblées sont censées se réunir le 30 novembre pour élire le président de la République fédérale de Somalie.

Somalia: Somaliland politicians and elders boycott electoral process

10 Oct 2016
Somalia
Fuente: 
Garowe online

Existing and emerging Federal states were expected to announce the Upper House candidates before October 10, an extended deadline by Somalia’s electoral body.

In a major blow to the electoral process, clan elders and Somali government officials–term ended in September 10- including Deputy Prime Minister and Federal parliamentarians have denounced seats quota of both Federal Parliament Houses for Somaliland region, describing it “unfair” and undermine efforts aimed to unite the country.

Somalia: Govt Rules Out 2016 General Elections

28 Jul 2015
Somalia
Fuente: 
All Africa, Dalsan Radio

The federal government of Somalia has completely ruled out planned 2016 general elections in the country.

The parliament said that one man one vote is not possible in the war torn state following a meeting in the capital Mogadishu on Tuesday in which Wednesday's "The New Deal" meeting was also discussed.

The 25 member committee chairman tasked by the government Abdullahi Godah Barre has read three point agreement between the parliament and cabinet paving way the ruled out of one man one vote come next year 2016.

Jubaland Admin Refuses to Attend New-Deal Forum

28 Jul 2015
Somalia
Fuente: 
AllAfrica, Shabelle

Somalia's Interim Jubaland administrative parliamentarians have refused to attend New Deal forum which was scheduled to be held on Wednesday in Mogadishu.

The lawmakers from Interim Jubaland told Shabelle Media that its administrative constitution had been prepared amid its preparation was took part by international experts.

The summit was also boycotted by Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland leader, Abduwali Mohamed Ali Gaas, says he had not been satisfied for any manner of the meeting.

UN Envoy to Somalia hails election of speaker of regional assembly

29 Jun 2015
Somalia
Fuente: 
Shabelle

The United Nations envoy for Somalia commended the completion of the establishment of the assembly of Galmudug, a region located in the center of the country.

“The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia Nicholas Kay welcomed the election of the Speaker of the Galmudug…by members of the assembly in Adaado, on 27 June,” said a statement issued this morning by the UN Assistance Mission in the country (UNSOM), whicj Mr. Kay heads.

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