Currently, Somalia is holding elections for its Upper House, and is preparing for elections for its Lower House, known as the House of the People. The Parliamentary elections is expected to conclude on the 25th of Nov. 2021, followed by the presidential elections. Somalia achieved a milestone at its last elections in 2016/17 with 24 per cent of parliamentary seats filled by women. It’s worth mentioning that the elections were delayed a number of times.
The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed, visited Somalia on Sunday Sep.12,2021, to express her solidarity with Somali women’s calls for full and equal participation in political life, and the support of the international community for timely, inclusive, peaceful and credible elections.