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Mogadishu “Election” Farce

“Practically speaking, no one in Somalia actually voted for anyone who chose the new President of Somalia”

Somalia MPs voted for “change” to change nothing

By Thomas C Mountain,

While the international media might trumpet “Somalia’s First Free and Fair Elections in 50 Years” reality on the ground in Mogadishu reveals a truly grand farce of an “election” process.

First of all, the so called “Members of Parliament”, most of whom flew in from their foreign homes for the “election” (the newly “elected” President is camped out in a hotel where he escaped assassination just days after his inauguration) were not elected by anyone, rather appointed by a panel chosen by the previously western installed puppet regime.  Continue reading Mogadishu “Election” Farce