Nov 28, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Somalia’s electoral agency pushes for more women in Parliament

The Somali federal electoral authority has urged all regional electoral regulators to ensure that at least 30 percent of the seats in the lower house go to women.

In a letter to the state electoral teams, the federal authority also published the following: Table showing the number of the MPs that each state will vote for, out of a total of 275 MPs and 30 percent female MPs.

The 275 seats are shared by the five states and Benadir.

The elections for the House of Commons, also known as the House of the People, should begin Tuesday, with voting staggered through December 24th. However, the elections did not take place.

At around 30. To achieve percent of female MPs, the general rule is that any clan that votes for more than two MPs should elect at least one woman.

The Federal Electoral Implementation Team (FEIT) statement states: “All clans assigned in the election of MPs and SEITs in each state or constituency are hereby urged to hold the election, taking into account the specified quota of women, to create at least 82 female MPs.”

Somalia’s Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble traveled to Dusamareb, the capital of Galmudug, on Monday with local government election implementation teams (SEIT.)). “He told the teams in Galmudug, a message that will also apply to all other teams in the 11 constituencies.