Somalia presidential poll postponed
21 August 2012, 14:47
The Presidential poll expected to take place in Somalia has been
postponed and a new date is expected to be announced on Monday evening.
“The election has been postponed and we expect it will be held in
about two weeks. A definite date will be communicated later today, "Mr
Godah Barre, the outgoing Planning and International Cooperation
Minister said on telephone from Mogadishu.
Barre said a meeting of the newly selected legislators was being held at
the Airport in Mogadishu as a committee overseeing the transition was
expected to pick 15 more legislators after an initial list was rejected
over failure to meet minimum requirements.
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