Prime Minister Roble and regional governors sign an election agreement

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Somalia’s prime minister and heads of state and the Benadir region have recently signed a long-running election agreement. Roble and other signatories penned the election agreement, closing the National Electoral Consultative Council meeting in Mogadishu in recent days.

The leaders of the federal and state governments have agreed in recent days on difficult issues ahead of the elections, which has made it easier for all parties to reach an agreement today. The closing ceremony of the campaign and invited the President to fail, and he does not have a role in the selection process.

The event was also attended by the Speakers of both Houses of Parliament, members, ambassadors to Somalia and various segments of civil society.

Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, speaking at the closing ceremony of the National Consultative Assembly meeting, thanked all parties involved in the election. He said the leaders had shown compromise and put the country’s interests ahead of the private interest, and thanked the President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, state leaders, politicians, the international community and the Somali people in general.

The Prime Minister pledged that his government would make every effort to ensure free and fair elections in the country. He also called on all electoral stakeholders and the Somali community to play their part in the conduct of the elections, and for the country to overcome its political and security challenges.