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Somalia Warned to Continue #Conflict and Confusion Over Election Process

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Political Leaders in Somalia Warned to Continue Conflict and Confusion Over Election Process

A statement from Somalia’s international partners expressed concern over this week’s dispute between the president and the prime minister of Somalia, and called for an immediate return to the path of agreement, and strongly warned of delays in the electoral process in Somalia.

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“It is imperative that the agreements of 17 September 2020 and 27 May 2021, which form the basis of the elections, be implemented expeditiously and without interruption.” This is according to a statement from the international community on Somalia.

The full statement reads as follows:

Mogadishu, 27 December 2021 – International partners* are following with deep concern the current situation and political developments. We call on Somalia’s leaders to put the country’s interests first, to de-escalate rising political tensions, and to refrain from provocation or use of force that could undermine peace and stability.

International partners have repeatedly expressed growing concern over procedural irregularities and delays in the Somali electoral process. It is imperative that the 17 September 2020 and 27 May 2021 agreements, which are the basis for the elections, be implemented immediately without further distraction or disruption.

A meeting of the National Consultative Council as soon as possible, along with other consultations among key stakeholders, is urgently needed to accelerate and improve the process and bring the elections to a rapid and credible conclusion that will enjoy the confidence of the Somali people.

*African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Belgium, Canada, Egypt, Ethiopia, European Union (EU), Finland, France, Germany, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands, Norway, Sudan, Sweden, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States and United Nations. 

Ari Gaitanis

UNSOM

Chief, UNSOM, Stragic Communications and Public Affairs Group.

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