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Somalia: No Popular Elections in 2016

The president of Somalia has told VOA that his government will not hold popular elections next year, due to continuing insecurity in the country. In an interview Wednesday with VOA's Somali Service, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said that "one person, one vote" elections will not be possible under current circumstances. He added that the polls, when they happen, may take a different shape. “It’s the pinnacle of democracy that everyone who is eligible votes to elect,...

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