Somali upcoming elections could be delayed following a group of Somali opposition presidential candidates’ rejection of new election plans.
The opposition in a statement argued that the process would give five regional leaders too much power in selecting the electoral delegates who will choose 275 members of parliament.
Opposition leader Hassan, Sheikh Mohamud said there is need for a clear path towards the process on who will select the delegates and whom they represent since the parliamentary polls is based on the 4.5 power sharing formula; a plan for sharing power among Somalia’s dominant clans.
The former head of state added they don’t want another delay on the polls, which have already been delayed twice, and thus demands a clear timetable.
The indirect election of the parliamentarians is scheduled to commence early next month before the crucial presidential poll on October 10th.