Somalia: Delays in Somalia Election Raise Fears of Control

The United Nations Special Representative to Somalia Michael Keating said the delay has raised concerns that the process is being politically manipulated.

The delay in Somalia’s presidential election raises concerns of election manipulation and increased inter-clan disputes within the additional one month to November 30.

Some members of the National Leadership Forum (NLF) – the key decision-making body – are also candidates in the presidential contest. One of the candidates, Abdirahman Mohammed Farole, had objected to presidential contenders being NLF members.

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