Presidential elections are scheduled to be held in Somalia in 2021. The incumbent president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, has been in office since the February 2017 election. In January 2019, former president Sharif Sheikh Ahmed announced his candidacy for the election, citing the “inability of the current leadership to restore peace and security” against Al Shabaab militants who at still control large rural regions of the country. Sheikh Sharif formed a political party for the election, Himilo Qaran (National Vision).
As a group of 14 presidential candidates met in Mogadishu for a six day conference in November the Council of Presidential Candidates was formed and Sheikh Sharif was nominated as chairman.
Sources and further reading:
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