Five more Members of Parliament have been elected to the Lower House in the ongoing Somalia electoral process, in the South West and Hirshabelle States. This brings the number of MPs elected in South West State to 59, leaving only 10 seats to be contested, while in Hirshabelle 13 seats remain unoccupied. The country is using a limited voting system, where nearly 14,000 delegates representing Somalia's clans are casting their votes for the 275-member Lower House. Meanwhile, their counterparts from the regional parliaments have been electing the 54-member Upper House. As the current winners celebrate victory, there have been mounting concerns over transparency and corruption within the polls. But electoral officials have reassured citizens of a free and fair process.
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