Somalia Adamant Polls Are On Track Despite UN Concerns
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Concerns are mounting that Somalia's presidential elections -- due to take place on the 30th of November -- will be delayed yet again.The new president is supposed to be chosen by new MPs -- but their election has also has been delayed. The UN has raised concerns of voter bribery and intimidation. However, the electoral commission is confident the process is on track. 145 MPs have been chosen so far. The electoral body says it hopes to have at least two-thirds of the members of the Lower House in place before the 30th of November. However, these new MPs will have to take their oath of office first and vote for a speaker of the house, before they can officially start the task of choosing a president.

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