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The Federal Indirect Electoral Implementation Team (FIEIT) would like to announce that the first phase of the election of members of the House of the People for 2016 will start in Baidoa, the capital of South West Regional State, tomorrow 8th November.

The first phase of the election will involve voting for 23 seats including 4 that will be contested exclusively by women.

FIEIT commends the State-level Indirect Electoral Implementation Team (SIEITs) and South West Regional State for meeting the requirement of women representation in the House of the People, as a number of seats will be contested exclusively by women in accordance with the agreed criteria.

FIEIT would like to congratulate South West Regional State and urges SIEITs in other regional states to finalize their preparations so that the election takes place in their electoral locations.

Jubbaland and Galmudug regional states are expected to meet all the requirements in order to start the election of the House of the People.

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