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Can election lead to stability in Somalia?

Somalia’s long delayed presidential vote set to take place on Sunday. 

After more than a year of delays, violence and uncertainty – Somalia is ready to vote for its next president.

The original plan was to hold a one-person one-vote election for the first time in 50 years.

But security concerns, as well as legal and financial realities make that difficult.

Instead, Somalia’s parliament will pick the president.

>What does this election mean for a nation facing several challenges?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra


Ali H Warsame – Lecturer at East Africa University and a former minister of education in the Puntland state of Somalia, and former presidential candidate

Hodan Ali – Somalia analyst

Mohamed Mubarak – Executive director of the Somalia Peace Forum