Published On: Mon, Oct 10th, 2016

Electoral body discards upper house candidates

The electoral body of Somalia has today rejected the nomination of the upper house candidates list from for 3 regional states for not granting women’s rights.

Puntland, Galmudug and Jubbaland states have been asked to review their candidates and guarantee the women for 30% of women quota in Upper House.

South-West is only State in Somalia that has respected the decision of the National leadership Forum by reserving two seats in its upper house candidates for the women.

Somali election commission said it not except a list with no women’s 30% quota, in accordance with the previous agreement by the country’s leaders.qondo1qoondohaween

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