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Pres Mohamud Orders Formation of New Electoral Body Declares NIEC “Unconstitutional”
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Pres Mohamud Orders Formation of New Electoral Body Declares NIEC “Unconstitutional”

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Somalia´s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Monday dissolved the National Independent Electoral and Border Commissions and the Federal Boundaries Commission in his latest changes to previous laws and institutions formed by his predecessor Farmajo.

DADSOM, Somalia’s citizen registration and identification agency, was also dissolved by the Presidential decree.

In a presidential decree, the president dissolved the National Independent Elections Commission and the Federal Boundaries Commission, citing constitutional irregularities.

President Hassan directed the cabinet to constitute afresh membership to the National Independent Elections Commission and the Federal Boundaries Commission, according to Abdika4im Ali Kaar.

“Presidential Decree No. 40 dated 31/12/2020, regarding the Approval of the Law Amending Article 9 of the Law Establishing the Independent Commission for National Elections. Presidential Decree No. 42 dated 31/12/2020, regarding the Approval of the Law to Amend Article 10 of the Law Establishing the Independent Border and Federal Commission.

Presidential Decree No. 41 dated 31/12/2020, regarding the Approval of the Law on the Registration and Identification,” the decree reads.