Published On: Wed, Nov 23rd, 2016

Somalia resumed voting for lower house chamber MPs


Several regional administrations, including Jubbaland and south west states have resumed Wednesday the ballot to elect the members of the lower house of next Somalia parliament MPs.Jubbaland  in southern Somalia has started today the election of the three remaining seats of its 43 quota, marking the final phase of the electoral process in Kismayo began at the start of this month.

An outgoing federal lawmaker Abdullah Mohamed Shacir won the first seat of Today’s election in Kismayo city without a contest from his rival candidate has been rejected to compete for the bench.

The voting for the lower house chamber is reportedly continuing in Jowhar, Baidoa, and Garowe.

Over 130 MPs are so far elected out of the 275 seats of the parliament as the country was anticipated  to elect today a new parliament speaker and proceed the presidential election set to take place Nov 30.

International community has voiced concern over alleged fraud, vote-rigging and intimidation in the ongoing lower house election in Garowe, Adado, Baidoa, Jowhar and Kismayo towns in Somalia.

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