Somalia: UN Political Chief visits Somalia

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N Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman arrived in Somalia capital, Mogadishu on Wednesday as the horn of Africa nation gears up for elections.

After arriving, Mr Feltman held separate meetings with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud and Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Osman Jawari. Discussions mainly focused on the current political and security situation in the country.

Talks also emphasized on the recent decision by the Federal government on the electoral process of the upcoming elections later this year.

Addressing the press after concluding meeting with the government leaders, the top United Nations political official pledged continued support to the Government and people of Somalia as they continue to remarkably recover from over two decades of civil war.

Mr Feltman welcomed the 30% quota of women representation in both the Upper and lower house of Parliament to be formed.

Recently, the United Nations with other international donors overwhelmingly supported the clan-based 4.5 system to be implemented in the upcoming elections, a form of system which is unwanted by many Somalis.

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