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Farmajo-Roble row may further disrupt Somali elections

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Significance

This will complicate the final steps to electing a new government before the end of the year.

Impacts

  • The crisis will badly damage Farmajo’s battered reputation ahead of parliament’s vote for president, even if bribes can still sway votes.
  • There is a real risk of spillover into violent conflict, particularly in Mogadishu.
  • The outcome of the power struggle will significantly impact the prospects for meaningful justice for a disappeared intelligence officer.
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