Security Council Regrets Election Delay in Somalia

August 19, 2016 4:15 PM

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The U.N. Security Council says it regrets a delay in presidential and parliamentary elections in Somalia and is calling on all parties to implement the new calendar without delay.

The council stressed in a presidential statement approved by all 15 members and read at an open meeting Friday that Somalia should adhere to a political roadmap to reach one-vote, one-person elections by 2020.

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