Negotiations in Somalia on forthcoming election complete without an agreement

Talks between the federal government and regional leaders in the central Dhusamareb city, that has continued for 3 days, ended fruitlessly.

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The Somalia Federal Government and regional leaders have discussed about delayed elections since the early week. On late Friday, it was announced that any agreement has not been reached.

The announcement was made by Somalia Information Minister Osman Dube at a press conference after the three-day talks. The leaders will come together again soon, but the date has not been determined yet, he added. In his statement, Minister Dube accused foreign states of intervening in the negotiation process.

Somalia’s parliament term expired last December; however, no action was taken to hold new elections since. There have been many calls from civil society and Somalia’s international partners to the federal government to take the country to the polls.

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