Somalia issues new election timetable

Federal President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo presiding over the National Consultative Forum meeting in Mogadishu on October 1, 2020. 

Photo credit: Villa Somalia Communication Office

What you need to know:

  • Parliamentary elections will take place this year and the presidential contest in early 2021.
  • In the capital Mogadishu, two sets of elections will take place -- 46 MPs for Somaliland and five for Banadiri, the community that founded the city.
  • Since the authority in Somaliland claims that its region separated from the rest of Somalia in 1991, their representatives in both legislative Houses will be elected in Mogadishu.

The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the Federal Member States (FMS) on Thursday finally issued the long-awaited election procedures for the upcoming elections in 2020/2021.

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