Somalia’s parliamentary election postponed again – lawmaker

Somalia abandoned plans for a one person one vote election due to threat from the al Qaeda-linked Islamist militant group al Shabaab.

Elections in Somalia to choose a new parliament have been postponed for the second time in two months due to a dispute over how to select future members, a lawmaker said on Sunday. Voting for the 275-seat parliament was scheduled to start this weekend and end on Oct. 10, with new lawmakers set to appoint a president on Oct. 30.

Facing an ongoing threat from the al Qaeda-linked Islamist militant group al Shabaab, Somalia abandoned plans for a one person one vote election.

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Source: dnaindia.com

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