Somalia: presidential elections postponed

Thursday, 1 December, 2016 - 10:00

This is the third time, when the elections have been postponed. The reason of this case is bribes, frauds and pressure on voters.

Chief Electoral Officer Mohammed Omar Abdullah said yesterday that the elections would be in December, but he did not announce the exact date.

The elections in Somalia are not direct. Each clan nominates its representatives, whose number reaches about 14 thousand. Then members of the lower and upper house of parliament are chosen, and they will, in their turn, elect the President.

Currently 18 candidates stand for the presidency.