United States calls for credible and rapid conclusion of Somali elections

The United States government on Sunday called for credible and rapid conclusion of Somali elections, saying that it was "deeply concerned by the continuing delays and by the procedural irregularities that have undermined the credibility of the process."

The United States government on Sunday called for credible and rapid conclusion of Somali elections, saying that it was “deeply concerned by the continuing delays and by the procedural irregularities that have undermined the credibility of the process.”

“It is imperative that Somalia’s national and Federal Member State leaders swiftly conclude credible, transparent, and inclusive parliamentary and presidential elections and address concerns in an open and acceptable manner.  The United States remains committed to supporting peace and stability in Somalia and will use available tools to meet those goals,” the U.S. State Department said.

It added that “the United States supports the call for an in-person National Consultative Council meeting this week focused on improving and expediting Somalia’s electoral process.”

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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