Breaking the Impasse: Effective Electoral Model for Somalia Elections 2020-21

Introducing a multiparty democracy in Somalia will be very beneficial. While there are valid concerns about the lack of political agreement over the electoral model and questions about the election timing and readiness, holding onto the old system of clan representation will deal a huge blow to the transition to democracy. The electoral model is needed to bring about a legitimate government that will continue to consolidate peace and state building and facilitate the transition to democracy without causing conflict, worsening of the political, social and security situation in the country. SIDRA's proposed electoral models present alternative options to explore, build on and develop practical and acceptable electoral models for 2020-21 national elections.