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Somali Leaders Reach Agreement on Election Framework

National and regional leaders in Somalia have ended three days of talks in the capital Mogadishu on how best to hold elections in 2016. The leaders decided to dissolve the government next September but are not prohibiting President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and the 275 members of parliament from seeking re-election. The assembly also decided the next election model will be based on a combination of district and clan process, a comprise that emerged because the country’s main regions are...

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