Published On: Thu, Aug 18th, 2016

Election Commission registers political parties

On Thursday, the Independent Electoral commission of Somalia began registration of political parties as the nation due to hold general elections by the end of this year.

The chairwoman of the election commission Halimo Ismail Ibrahim (Halimo Yarey) they are receiving political parties’ applications after parliament decision.

Halimo Yarey added that Somalia is heading towards multiparty elections in 2020, where the country will get the first democratic election in decades.

“For the first two years of the next Somali government, all lawmakers will join in the political parties to prepare for multi-party election in 2020,” she said.

In February 11, 2015, Somali parliament passed national electoral commission bill, paving the way for first national election being held in the country in more than 40 years.

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