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There are myriad other problems with the implementation of the electoral process, for example the proposed fee structure for candidates for both houses of parliament. Candidates for the Upper House (Senate) are required to pay a whopping 20,000 US dollars to compete for a seat, while candidates Candidates for for the Lower House are required to pay 10,000 US dollars. Although this financial prerequisite has the Upper House been justified based on the need to raise domestic funds for election operations, the unintended (Senate) are consequences are clear: only the wealthiest Somalis (and the politicians they sponsor) are eligible to required to pay a seek elected office. This price tag, possibly the most expensive in the world, also directly encourages whopping 20,000 the proliferation of corruption. Most candidates for the 329-member bicameral parliament are simply US dollars to unable to come up with these funds on their own, and are forced to find political sponsors who will compete for a seat, expect the candidates to serve their interests in exchange for financial support. Somalia's political while candidates barons have effectively created a food chain in which they have sole control over both the supply and for the Lower demand....
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Dahabshiil sued for 'aiding Al-Shabaab terrorists' - NyPost.com This is a lawsuit against an international money transfer company, Dahabshiil, that provided financial support to al-Shabaab, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization, and to the al-Shabaab operatives who assassinated Saado Ali Warsame.
Click here to read more about this lawsuit Tani waa dacwad ka dhan ah shirkadda xawaaladda caalamiga ah ee Dahabshiil oo lagu eedeeyay in ay taageero dhaqaale siiso ururka argagixisada Al-shabaab oo fuliyay dilkii Saado Cali Warsame.
Riix Halkan si aad akhriso Faahfaahinta Dacwaddan Case 1:15-cv-09623 Document 1 Filed 12/09/15 Page 24 of 24
Plaintiff demands a trial by jury on all issues so triable
Dated: December 9, 2015
Respectfully submitted,
BURSOR & FISHER, P.A.
By: /s/ Joshua D. Arisohn
Attorneys for Plaintiff
Joshua D. Arisohn 888 Seventh Avenue New York, NY 10019 Tel: (646) 837-7150 Fax: (212) 989-9163

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Somalia: President Farmajo Mocks Opposition Leaders Who Protested Against Biased Electoral Committees

The Speaker of the Upper House of the federal parliament, the presidents of the federal member states, the prominent leaders of the political opposition groups and the civil society organizations, and the public in general strongly objected the legitimacy and impartiality of the two Federal Election Committees (one for southern states and one for the representatives of the Somaliland state) and of the Electoral Dispute Resolution Committee appointed by the Prime Minister Mohamed H Roble under the directive of President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo. The committees guide and supervise the implementation of the Indirect Election Model and adjudicate election disputes as well in accordance with the political agreement between the presidents of the Federal Government and Federal Member States dated September 17, 2020 and with the rules and procedures assuring free and fair elections. The elections of the 329 members of the federal parliament was supposed to take place before the end of November 2020, but as of today, they are up in the air....

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Somalia Electoral process: a vicious cycle marred by corruption,lack of oversight

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