Somalia's rocky road to democracy

Somalia's rocky road to democracy
 

Somalis were promised that 2016 would see the country's first democratic poll in nearly 50 years, but the reality is much more complicated.
In the heady days of 2012, when two decades of political transition were finally over, Somalia's new federal government made a bold announcement.
The conflict-battered country would hold a one-person, one-vote election in 2016.
This would be the first democratic poll in nearly 50 years. The last was in 1969 when 64 parties took part. Then there was a coup, long years of dictatorship, followed by even longer years of civil conflict, the country ripped... read more

 
19 October 2016 in World News, Views: 43
Source: BBC
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