Puntland, Jubaland leaders arrive in Mogadishu for decisive meeting on elections
Puntland and Jubaland States of Somalia leaders Ahmed Mohamed Madobe and Said Abdullahi Deni have arrived in Somalia's capital city, Mogadishu on Tuesday. President Madobe's delegation has been warmly welcomed by Mogadishu mayor and Omar Mohamud Mohamed (Omar Filish) and other officials from the federal government at Aden Adde international airport. President Ahmed Madobe and Puntland leader Said Abdullahi Deni are expected to hold talks with president Farmajo ahead of a meeting scheduled to be held to reach consensus over electoral models. The two regional state leaders boycotted the Dusamareb 3 meeting and rejected the agreement reached between the federal government and the three regional states as well as the Banadir region. which was concluded this month in Dhusamreb, the regional administrative capital of Galmudug. Early this month president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo along with three state leaders and the mayor of Mogadishu reached an agreement on the country's election model after days of talks in the central town of Dhusamareb. The election will be based on constituency caucuses, according to a communique issued after the summit in Dhusamareb, the administrative capital of Galmadug state. Each caucus will consist of 301 delegates who will vote for a seat in parliament and the election will be presided over by a national independent electoral commission and a party system will be applied.