On 23 May, President Hassan Sheikh Mohmoud has officially assumed office as the 10th President of the Federal Republic of Somalia following an official handover ceremony held at Villa Somalia. Picture: Villa Somalia
By Faisal Roble @faisalroble19
Addis Abeba - If the late professor Mesfin Woldemarian penned
Mohamed Shire for Addis Standard
In the past weeks or months, Somali political discourse was dominated by the 2016 parliamentary elections and whether the country will be able to pull this off at all. Large segments of the society and some key stakeholders were sceptical of the election taking place, insinuating that the incumbent was pushing for a favourable extension, and this means substantial period. Now that the myth of extension is dispelled and the parliamentary elections kicked off across the Federal States, it appears that the topic has shifted into election mismanagement.