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Somalia Will Hold Long-Delayed Presidential Election on May 15

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed

Photographer: Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Somalia will hold its presidential elections on May 15, according to a parliamentary committee that is organizing the vote.

The election, originally scheduled to take place in February 2021, has been delayed because of a lack of funding, insecurity stemming from an Islamist insurgency, and disagreement among the nation’s leaders.