Thursday, September 06, 2012
The Somali Presidential Election Commission has given applications to 26 presidential candidates, commission spokesman Osman Libah Ibrahim told UN-funded Radio Bar-Kulan on Tuesday (September 4th).
The commission began receiving candidates' applications on Monday. Completion of the form is one of several conditions set by the commission in accordance with the constitution. Candidates must also be Muslim, pay a $10,000 registration fee, possess a Somali passport or birth certificate, and have the support of at least 20 members of parliamen.