Somali cabinet approves key elections committee

Somalia’s interim cabinet today approved members of the joint committee from the federal government and regional states that will deliberate the country’s electoral model.

The committee was formed after the recent summit in Dusamareb between national and regional leaders to discuss the elections.

The 16-member committee comprises six representatives from the federal government and Banadir region, and 10 from the rest of the regional states.

The committee was directed to immediately start the work it has been assigned.

Regional and national leaders are set to meet again on 15 August.