Somalia´S Election Confusion Deepens As Parliament Speaker Wants One Person One Vote Election Model


Lower House speaker Mohamed Mursal says that they will not accept indirect elections amid   regional state leaders ruled out one person one vote election on schedule this week’s  Dhuusamareb meeting .

Mursal made this  statement  at todays parliamentary session, which was discussing on the amendments of the political parties law.

“Parliament should to decide the model of the upcoming elections” Mursal says.

Speaker  Mursal emphasizes that neither the cabinet nor the regional states can decide on the election model. Any election-related legislation belongs to the parliament and not to the states and the cabinet, he adds during today’s session.

“I am confused because we don’t know what is really going to happen ” Activists Elmi Mohamed told Dalsan  on the phone from Dhuusamareb.

Somalia is rocked by political turmoil following disputes about election models between the federal government and regional states.


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