Mohamed Hassan Irro

Mohamed Hassan Irro, who has been elected chair of Somalia's electoral commission

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Mohamed Hassan Irro elected chair of Somalia electoral commission

What you need to know:

  • Mohamed Hassan Irro, who had been chairman of the disbanded federal independent electoral teams, was voted in on Sunday to chair the new Federal Independent Electoral Commission, bringing to an end months of bickering.

Somalia has taken another crucial step in its bid to conduct much-delayed elections, after opposition groups changed their stance and accepted an electoral boss they had initially rejected.

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