PM Holds Virtual Meeting with regional leaders, opposition over elections standoff

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Somalia’s PM Mohamed Husein Roble held virtual meeting with presidents of the regional states and leaders of an opposition council, as tensions rise over fraudulent polls.

The Somali PM chaired “virtual meeting via zoom attended by the National Consultative Forum” which focused on expediting elections and improving electoral procedures”, the PM’s spokesman Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimu tweeted.

The PM is due to convene a meeting of National Consultative Council soon, he added.

Former Presidents Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed and Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and the leader of Wadajir party Abdirahman Abdishakur-who are all members of an opposition council were among the attendees at the zoom meeting.

The opposition boycotted the elections citing fraud and threatened not to accept the results.

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