PM Roble hosts Recently Elected Somaliland MPs for dinner In Mogadishu
Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has on Wednesday night held a dinner with members of parliament representing Somaliland who were recently elected to the House of People of the Federal Parliament. The Prime Minister awarded certificates of distinction to Somaliland State Electoral body and Federal election commission and security officials for the role they played in the facilitation and completion of Lower House elections of lawmakers from Somaliland. The Prime Minister called on the other regional states to swiftly conclude parliamentary to avoid delays. The premier also condemned the suicide bombing which targeted electoral delegates involved in Somalia's parliamentary elections on February 10, 2021. Somaliland recently concluded the election of all 46 seats. But other regions have only partially filled the allotted seats. These are Puntland (15 out of 37), South West (50 out of 69), Jubbaland (23 out of 43), Galmudug (22 out of 37), Hirshabelle (14 out of 38) and Banaadir (none out of 5). With only days left, electing the remaining 105 lawmakers is unlikely to happen. So far 170 of the 275 lawmakers have been elected in the House of the People, leaving 105 yet to be elected. The lawmakers are elected in an indirect manner by 101 electoral delegates selected by half a dozen elders and civil society members.