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    The Somali parliament appoints members to the organizing committee for the presidential election.

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    On Tuesday, 14 of the 17 members of Somalia’s federal parliament were elected to the organizing committee for the 2018 presidential elections.

    Sheikh Aden Mohamed Nur (Madobe), Speaker of the House of the People – or Lower House – presided over the plenary session, which nominated eight members to the 10-member Presidential Election Commission.

    MP Mowlid Abdi Mohamed is one of them.

    Ali Haji Dahir is a Member of Parliament.

    Nur Mustafmukhtar, Member of Parliament

    Mohamed Ahmed Berey, a Member of Parliament,

    Mohamed Ibrahim Mucalimu, a Member of Parliament,

    Mohamed Ananug is a member of the House of Representatives.

    Omar Yusuf is a member of Parliament.

    Fardowsa Mohamed Egal, Member of Parliament

    Sheikh Aden Madobe stated that the remaining three members of the Lower House would be added in the coming hours.

    Meanwhile, the Speaker of the Upper House, Abdi Hashi Abdullahi, today nominated a six-member committee to the Federal Election Commission’s presidential election committee.

    They are: 

    Sen. Ali Mohamud Ga’al – Southwest
    Sen. Prof. Abdi Ismail Samatar – Somaliland
    Sen. Abdiqani Geele Mohammed – Putland
    Sen. Farhan Ali Mohamud – Puntland
    Sen. Ibrahim Awgaab Osman – Jubaland
    Sen. Zamzam Abdullahi Ahmed – Hirshabelle 
    Somalia’s bi-cameral parliament will directly elect the president of Somalia. While a date is not yet scheduled, it is expected to occur sometime this month.

    However, a three-year IMF financial assistance package worth close to half a billion dollars will automatically expire on May 17. If it does lapse, it can jeopardize the disbursement of budget support grants and derail the plan for complete debt forgiveness.


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