Former president Sharif Sheikh Ahmed signs up for Somalia presidential election

MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – One of the main contenders to become Somalia’s president, ex-leader of the Transitional Federal Government and current chairperson of opposition alliance Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, registered on Sunday to run in next week’s election.

He has become the first presidential hopeful to register his candidacy, a day after a parliamentary committee tasked with the organization of the upcoming vote issued procedures that every candidate should meet before participating in the election slated for May 15.

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