Somalia joins the League of Country’s that cannot hold Elections

Impossible to hold 2020 polls - Somalia elections boss Halima Ismail Ibrahim

Somalilandsun: Somalia joins the league of country’s that cannot hold elections – not because of the coronavirus as in the case of Ethiopia but because of preparatory challenges, the elections chief has disclosed.

According to National Independent Electoral Commission head, Halima Ismail Ibrahim, the NIEC has ruled out holding elections which were scheduled to hold on November 27.

She told lawmakers that the earliest an election could hold in the country was in March 2021. In her address to the lower house of parliament, she presented two options – an election based on biometric registration which would be possible in August 2021 or a manual-based registration that can be held in March 2021.

This is per a report by africanews titled Impossible to hold 2020 polls – Somalia elections boss