Somalia’s president promises to hold ‘one man, one vote election’ in 2026


MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said on Monday he would hold a one man, one vote election in 2026 in which candidates from multiple parties will participate in the race for presidency.

It is not the first time a Somali leader has made such a pledge, but Mohamud’s predecessor Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo promised to hold a popular vote but failed to deliver on his pledge.

Speaking at the signing ceremony of a number of new legislations, Mohamud urged parliament to ratify laws that would guide the conduct of a peaceful and inclusive election in the war-torn Horn of Africa nation.

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