Somalia’s international partners Urge Faster Progress on Elections
Somalia's international partners have urged stakeholders on Friday to accelerate and conduct inclusive and credible elections. In a joint statement, partners in a joint statement said they are deeply concerned about continuing delays in the electoral process. ''We urge national and Federal Member State leaders and election management bodies to advance quickly to complete inclusive and credible House of the People elections before the end of 2021,''read part of the statement. ''respecting the 30 per cent minimum quota for women. We also call on Galmudug authorities to immediately elect the two remaining seats to complete the Upper House electoral process,'' the statement added. The partners also hailed the president and prime minister for resolving their conflict. “International partners note the recent announcement of a settlement in the dispute between the President and Prime Minister. We urge the two leaders to implement the agreed terms promptly and re-focus on national priorities, especially completion of the electoral process,” The partners in the joint statement included Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, European Union (EU), Finland, France, Germany, Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD), Ireland, Kenya, League of Arab States, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and United Nations.