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Somalia to hold presidential election in October

Somalia to hold presidential election in October


Somalia’s electoral commission has announced the horn of African nation will hold its presidential election on October 30.

In a statement released on Sunday, Omar Mohamed Abdulle, chairman of Somalia’s electoral commission also announced that the election of 275-member Lower House will be from September 24 to October 10 while the election of Upper House should be completed by September 25.

More than 14,000 delegates representing Somalia clans will cast their votes for members of the Lower House, while the regional states will select the members of the Upper House.

The incumbent Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud is among dozens of candidates vying for the post of president, who will be elected by new lawmakers.

The term of the president expires on September 10, but according to a source, the speaker of parliament has approved a new resolution agreed by the national leaders forum to extend the term for the president until election day in October.

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