All set for election of Galmudug regional parliament and the state president.
The Technical Committee of Galmudug State Formation has announced a new timetable for the election of the Galmudug regional parliament and the state president. The timetable states the date of the verification of the traditional elders selecting the regional MPs (19th-23rd December), the dates for the selection of the new state MPs (24th-30th December), swearing in of new MPs (31st December) and the dates for the election of the regional parliament speaker (4th January) and the state president (9th January). This is the second time the committee is releasing a timetable for the Galmudug regional elections. The Somali Federal Government and the moderate Islamist group, Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama’ah, who control parts of Galmudug state, recently reached an agreement in which the latter would get 20 of the 70 seats of the regional parliament