Somalia and the regional administrations have reached an agreement that will lead to the delayed national elections,
The government of Somalia and the regional administrations have reached an agreement that will lead to the delayed national elections, the government announced. Somali Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdurazak told the UN Security Council yesterday that the two sides had agreed on three key issues in the implementation of the agreement. According to the minister, the talks between the government and the regional administrations, which started four days ago, have ended. A statement will be issued at a closed ceremony tomorrow, he said. The minister said the agreement was reached after negotiations, which he said were not easy.
“The negotiation process has not been easy. This shows how important communication is and if there is no consensus, peace in Somalia and how fragile our institutions are. But now we have reached an agreement that will lead Somalia to free and fair elections. To move forward, Somalia needs a comprehensive political transition based on inclusive, credible, free and fair elections. This is a challenge and an opportunity for the Somali government and its allies to focus on ensuring sustainable development in the country. ”
Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has been under increasing pressure since the cancellation of the February 8, 2021 elections in Somalia. The election was not held as planned due to a lack of agreement on how the election should be conducted. Two states have stated they will not run in the by-elections. Following the end of talks with regional governments in March, the House of Peoples’ Representatives reversed a decision by the House of Representatives to extend a two-year extension of the prime minister’s term at the request of the president.