HirShabelle State Electoral body announces 11 parliamentary seats up for elections
HirShabelle State Electoral Commission has announced the election schedule of 11 Lower House seats of the Federal Parliament scheduled to be elected in Beledweyne town in the coming days. A statement from the commission said registration for the candidates will begin on March 7, and will take place on Tuesday, March 8 and 9. The elections schedule of the five seats announced by the State Electoral polls of the Lower House elections will be conducted in Beledweyne town which serves as the second voting constituency for the State after Jowhar. Some of the seats that will be contested by influential politicians are: Hop # 004, Hop # 010, Hop # 011, Hop # 019, Hop # 030, Hop # 039, Hop # 058, Hop # 059, Hop # 063, Hop # 066 and Hop # 135. Among MPs elected in Beledweyne in the past days include Somali Government spokesperson Mohamed Moalimuu and Somalia's National Security Advisor Fahad Yasin. The elections will be conducted at Ugaas Khalif Airport in Beletweyne with the presence of heavy security.