Somalia delays elections one more month

Somali security forces patrol the scene of a suicide car bomb blast in Mogadishu in August 2016Troubled Somalia on Monday announced it was delaying its elections for one more month to October and November due to security issues and administrative problems. Somalia’s internationally-backed government was supposed to hold national elections this year but instead scheduled a limited franchise election in which ordinary citizens do not participate. The vote had been scheduled to be held in August, but the UN-sponsored election team delayed the presidential vote to October 30, following parliamentary elections from late September to October 10.

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