Somalia to form three commissions prior to 2016 elections

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Somalia says it will establish three commissions to ensure a free-and-fair election next year. The judicial, electoral and demarcation commissions will go hand-in-hand with constitutional reforms. CCTV’s Mohamed Hirmoge filed this report.

Somalia to form three commissions prior to 2016 elections

Somalia to form three commissions prior to 2016 elections

Somalia says it will establish three commissions to ensure a free-and-fair election next year. The judicial, electoral and demarcation commissions will go hand-in-hand with constitutional reforms. CCTV's Mohamed Hirmoge filed this report.

Highlights:

  • Somalia goes to the vote in just under 16 months and the international community is closely watching.
  • A day before the cabinet formally endorsed these commissions, the chairperson of the Constitutional Review Commission, Asho Gelle Dirie resigned over what she called meddling.
  • Diplomats say a lot needs to be done to beat the September 2016 election timetable.