Farmaajo, Somalia federal state leaders reach polls deal

Somalia’s President Mohamed Farmaajo.

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What you need to know:

  • The new arrangement must be endorsed by parliament.
  • It was endorsed by federal state presidents of Jubaland, Hirshabelle, Puntland, South West and Galmudug.

Somalia’s President Mohamed Farmaajo and five federal state leaders have reached a deal which effectively retains the clan-based system of delegate voting in the upcoming elections.

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