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Somali parliament extends government term for two years

Somali parliament extends government term for two years

Somalia’s parliament has extended incumbent President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo on Saturday mandate for three more years, its speaker said, days after failed poll talks between the federal government and federal members state.

The resolution gives National Independent Electoral Commission to hold one person one vote polls with in two years.

149 Lower House legislators which usually has 275 voted to extend the mandate of the president and their mandate with three voting against and one abstained.

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo the decision by the lower house of parliament to extend the mandate of government.

“H.E @M_Farmaajo urges the Citizens to seize the historic chance to choose their destiny as the House of the People voted to return the elections mandate to the people. This followed after the failure of FMS members to support the implementation the initial Sep 17, 2020 Agreement,” Villa Somalia said in a statement.

The Council of Presidential Candidates, a caucus which has insisted on no extensions or parallel electoral programmes warned the house against approving term extension for incumbent  president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo.