The Somali National Election Commission has begun to raise the idea of extending the mandate of the country’s president, Mohamed Abdullahi ‘Farmajo’, for a few weeks, as logistical reasons will make it impossible to hold elections in the country until March or August 2021 . The President of the Commission, Halima Yarey, has sentenced.
Yarey left the election of the month in the hands of Parliament this Saturday after making it impossible to hold elections this year through the electoral law, which only allows for electronic registration to prevent fraud, a system that is only in August would end next year.
An alternative option of manual registration would not speed up the process either, since it would take nine months to complete, ie March.
In any case, both options “go” far away from the constitutional framework: Parliament should renew its legislature between October 2020 and January 2021, while the president fulfills his mandate on February 8 next year.