This is the third report in our Election Special series and covers the 2016 Somalia electoral process, current situation and what challenges may lay ahead.
With less than six months before elections, critical political events are underway with the High Level Partnership Forum in Turkey held on Feb 23-24, and review of the Provisional Federal Constitution. The period has witnessed political manoeuvring, international lobbying, boycotts, and heightened risk of conflict amid the prevailing security paradigm; factors that have the potential to influence the prospect of elections in 2016.
Our report looks at the current proposed processes, challenges, the potential for consensus to appease the greater Somali public in the road ahead and likelihood of August elections being inclusive and transparent.
The Special Report can be viewed by clicking the link: SOMALIA ELECTION 2016 - The Road to Villa Somalia - No. 3