Presidential elections in Somalia are expected to be postponed to December following the failure to meet deadlines for the Lower House elections in regional states.
According to Michael Keating, the UN Special Representative to Somalia, the presidential elections earlier scheduled for tomorrow, November 30, could be postponed to next month, as the parliamentary elections are still in progress in various regions in Somalia.
He added the elected lawmakers could then vote for the new Somali President mid next month.
About 50-percent of the parliamentary elections are complete, whereas country’s electoral and dispute bodies said they will carry out investigations into allegations of corruption, irregularities and intimidation that could result in the nullification of results of seats won in rigged elections.
This is the fourth time the election is being delayed, as the Somali leader’s term ended on September 10.
In the past the International community has urged Somali leaders to implement the electoral process.