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Monday, September 3, 2012

Somali electoral committee announces presidential candidate criteria

Somalia's Presidential Election Committee spokesman Osman Libah Ibrahim announced the criteria for presidential candidates at a news conference in Mogadishu on Saturday (September 1st).

Under the electoral committee's ten-point criteria, candidates must pay a $10,000 registration fee, should be Muslim, over 40 years of age and without a criminal record, Ibrahim said.

Another requirement states that candidates must have the support of at least 3 members of parliament in order to run, according to Ibrahim.

Presidential elections are scheduled to take place on September 10th, officially marking the end of transitional government in Somalia.

Source: SomaliCare Blog

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