Somalia presidential election to be held on May 15 2022

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Somalia’s presidential election, which has been delayed for several months, will be held on May 15, 2022 according to a joint parliamentary committee tasked with preparations for the poll.

At least 15 contenders, including president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, two former corrupt presidents Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud and former founder Al-Shabab terror network Sheikh Sharif Ahmed, and former Prime Minister Hassan Khaire have announced they will contest.

Somalia has never re-elected a sitting President, Farmajo has more chance so far front runner and all of the last five indirect polls have sprung forth a newcomer. Other contenders in the race include warlord Said Abdullahi Deni and former Foreign Minister Abdirizak Mohamed.