Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo
signed into law the electoral bill on Friday, jumping one more hurdle
for the country to hold planned polls this year.
president signed the bill into law during the closing ceremony of the
6th assembly of Somalia’s 10th parliament, allowing the legislators to
take a two-month break.
gathering that started on Thursday evening and went on beyond midnight
was held at the Villa Somalia, the official residence of the Somali
President in Mogadishu.
President Farmajo termed the signing historic.
“You, the people of Somalia, can see that the bill had been endorsed by both the Peoples’ Hall and the Upper House. It returns the power to you so you can vote for the (political) party and the person you want,” he said.