Somali President Calls for Elections After Worst Political Violence in Years

4/29/2021

Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed early Wednesday called for elections and a return to dialogue after the extension of his mandate sparked the fragile nation's worst political violence in years.

Somalia's current crisis came after Farmajo's four-year term lapsed in February, as he and leaders of Puntland and Jubaland, two of Somalia's five semi-autonomous states, failed to agree on how to conduct elections.

As tensions escalated, Farmajo earlier this month signed into law a contentious measure extending his mandate and promised elections within two years.

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