SOMALIA: Presidential Election set to be held on September 5th, sources
Mogadishu (RBC) Somalia’s presidential Election will be held on September 5, sources close to the parliament electoral commission told RBC Radio.
The sources also mentioned that before the election date it should be finalized the remaining members of the new parliament as well as to close the current disputes over the selection process of the new parliamentarians.
There are possibilities that the presidential election will be postponed because of lack of enough time to register all the candidates and that some of the most influential candidates running for the presidential post are willing to get chance to continue their lobbying in the newly elected parliament whom they expect they will vote for them. The candidates have also expressed their concern over the remaining of some members of the parliament.
On Tuesday members of the new Somali parliament have elected Mohamed Osman Jawari, former head of the independent federal constitution commission of Somalia. Mr Jawari 67 has promised to build a strong parliament and will serve to restore the country’s missing law and order.
There are more than 25 candidates who are running for the country’s presidency. Including the acting moderate president Sheikh Sharif sheikh Ahmed, who was in power since 2009. Acting Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, And former parliament speaker Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden are also among those who are running for the presidential post.