People from all over Somalia will gather to consider and discuss the best way for Somalia to support a peaceful transition of political power in September 2016.” The regional forums are being convened in order to identify and discuss the different possibilities for the electoral process next year.
The President said the consultative process would not be easy. It would require time and commitment.
The results of the consultations will be expressed in a document that reflects the possibilities discussed in each of the consultation and this will be presented to the National Consultation Forum before the end of year. The Provisional Federal Constitution states that the four-year term of the current Federal Parliament ends in August 2016 and the presidential term of office ends in September 2016.
Source : MoFA