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Somali Times reported 2019-2020 that Farmajo was planning a 2-year extension.
Outgoing Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has welcomed the two-year extension of the parliament’s mandate.
A statement from Villa Somalia said, ”The President has indicated that the Government will play a leading role in the implementation of this law, which has been approved by the House of Representatives, which will lead to direct elections and restore the constitutional rights of the Somali people, trusting the advice and destiny of the nation.”
Farmajo also said he was calling on the Somali people to take part in what he called ‘this historic opportunity and contribute to the country’s political process’. Farmajo is following the footsteps of his dictator uncle Mohamed Siad Barre. It is known that he killed more than 3 million Somalis, created a war, and is a well-known figure around the world which Farmajo wants to be one day.
Farmajo also thanked Somalia’s friends for their efforts to strengthen the country’s democratic process, which he has gone through at various stages, but warned against interference.
”The president stressed that government institutions based on the country’s constitution, the national obligations they represent, diplomacy and international principles do not accept foreign interference in important affairs, especially the country’s elections are independent of the people and the Federal Government of Somalia,” the statement said.