Somalia’s Jubbaland presidential polls set for 19th August

The Jubbaland Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission today amended the election schedule, setting 19th August as the date for holding the Jubbaland state’s presidential election.

The new schedule indicates that the election of the speaker of the state parliament will be held on 17th August, while the state’s presidential election will take place next Monday, 19th August.

The commission’s statement adds that they will start the registration of candidates for the parliament speaker on Thursday, 15th August, while the election of the speaker of the Jubbaland state parliament will be held on Friday, 16th August.

Meanwhile, the Jubbaland Electoral Commission announced that on 18th August, the Jubbaland presidential candidates will pitch their proposals before the state parliament for consideration as president ahead of the 19th August vote.

The Jubbaland electoral commission on 4th July issued the electoral timetable with the intent to hold the Jubbaland parliamentary election on 18th August while the state’s presidential election was scheduled to be held on 24th August.

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