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    US 'Gravely Concerned' by Reports of Intimidation in Somali Elections

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    Washington is concerned by allegations of intimidation in Somalia’s election process, State Department spokesperson John Kirby said in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Kirby said Wednesday that the United States expresses "grave concern over alleged reports of intimidation and malpractice in the electoral process thus far."

    Somalia’s Parliament, Kirby added, must prioritize timeliness in the election of house speakers “to ensure credibility and momentum in Somalia’s state building agenda.”

    The US government called upon the National Leadership Forum to respect the efforts of the electoral bodies to uphold transparent and integral practices as the remaining seats in Parliament were filled and to ensure that seats reserved for women were actually filled by women, Kirby added.

     

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    • jas
      Gravely concerned and somebody has to die for that. *sarcasm*
    • Darrell R
      The US gravely concerned by reports of intimidation in Somali elections. That's probably because they are afraid they will get caught in the act of meddling themselves.
    • kasivasantha
      A good family head will always keep the house in order before taking up helping others.Let USA fix its unfathomable election fraud that has no solution so far. Let them keep away the industries and the so called lobbyist that pimp openly in the nomination process.Finally they have NO BUSSINESS TO CONCERN about other country election. The country people and the judiciary will decide.This concern appears to be joke of the 2017.
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