PUNTLAND STARTS REGISTRATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE LOWER HOUSE

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The regional State-level Indirect Electoral Implementation Team (SIEIT), in Puntland have announced the onset of registration of candidates for the Lower House.

SIEIT chairman for Puntland Mr. Khalif Aw Ali confirmed that members of the electoral colleges had also been summoned to prepare for the election of the first 12 members of the lower house.

“The registration of the candidates for the lower house has begun today. We have also called in the delegates of the first phase of electoral colleges who will elect members of the lower house. We have asked for the completion of the delegates for election of 12 seats,” Mr. Aw Ali said.

The announcement by Puntland came as the Federal Indirect Electoral Implementation Team (FIEIT) was due to make an assessment tour of electoral sites in Garowe.

FIEIT has already visited Kismaayo and Baidoa, where they expressed satisfaction with the preparations.

“The visit is part of a series of other visits, which we will make to Garowe,
Adado and Jowhar in the coming days to take stock of how
the preparations for the 2016 electoral process are going on and to decide
when the elections will start,” Mr. Omar Mohamed Abdulle, the Chairman of the Federal Indirect Implementation Team, said.

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