Acoording to the country’s election schedule, parliamentary elections both for Upper and Lower Houses will run from December 1 to 27, 2020, while presidential elections will be held on February 8, 2021. Otieno Joel, a peace and development professional and researcher write for the East African that, the next president needs to be one who will focus on achieving security priorities, particularly containing the Al-Shabaab. Other than familiarity with the everyday politics in Somalia, the next president should be one who understands and is committed to the key development needs of the country; building unity, creating stronger institutions, steering socio-economic development, and achieving national cohesion. These priorities are not only critical to the reconstruction process of Somalia, they are also central to the peace, security, and stability of the Horn of Africa region.
Ahead of the parliamentary elections in December 2020, where members will elect the president in February 2021, leaders have agreed that voting delegates be nominated by clan … Read more »
Abshir Aden Ferro, a candidate in Somalia’s February 2021 presidential elections, has urged Somalia to delay parliamentary elections for at least four years, warning that holding … Read more »