The Vates Corp Election Special report is the second in a series, and covers the 2016 Somalia electoral process, current situation and what may happen next. Following a decision on the 2016 election model, our report explores what this means and possible challenges ahead.
The conclusion of the National Consultative Forum (NCF) in Mogadishu on Jan 27 resulted in the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) presenting a ‘best scenario’ for holding elections slated to take place in Aug 2016. The international community described the NCF outcome as a ‘watershed’ moment, saying an election model had been agreed upon following “six months of intense consultations”. However, the much celebrated NCF communique conceded that negotiations had not reached a consensus rather that President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud stepped in and made a decision on the election process.
Our report looks forward as the decision on the chosen election model transitions to implementation, identifying the potential for progress and likely hurdles ahead.
The Special Report can be viewed by clicking the link: SOMALIA ELECTION 2016 - The Road to Villa Somalia - No. 2