Somali leaders to kick off 3rd day of poll talks in Mogadishu
The third day of the Somalia elections talks between the federal government and federal members states alongside Benadir region governor Omar Mohamud Finish is scheduled to kick off. On the second day of the electoral conference which was chaired by Prime Minister, Mohamed Hussein Roble progress was made on the poll talks between the leaders to reach a final agreement according to the premier. ''The second day of the National Electoral Conference comes to a close; Progressive discussions taking place in a cordial, candid and accommodative environment,'' Roble tweeted. The consultative meeting is expected to arrive at a way forward for the delayed elections, considered critical for the sake of entrenching the federal system of governance, which is required to appease communities and regions claiming systematic exclusion and marginalization for decades. Issues to be tabled for the third day of the conference in deliberations include troops deployed in the Gedo region, the number of polling stations as well as election security. Somalia was due to hold parliamentary elections by December 2020 while the presidential poll was to take place in February.