GAROWE, May 6, 2019 – One of the sticking points in Garowe Gathering between the Somalia’s Federal Government and federal member states concerning Galmudugh is now dealt with, paving the way for further developments and discussions on the agenda, which could be as comprehensive as covering issues of inter-state cooperation, security, constitution-making, electoral modalities, resources sharing etc.Among the contentious items of the agenda include Article 51 of the Federal Constitution:Electoral System and Political Parties ……….. 13



Title One: Structure and Principles of Collaboration of the Levels of Government……13
Article 48. The Structure ……… 13
Article 49. The Number and Boundaries of the Federal Member States and Districts…………… 13
Article 50. Principles of Federalism in the Federal Republic of Somalia ………….. 14
Article 51. Collaborative Relationships Between the Various Levels of Government in the Federal Republic
of Somalia …………… 14
Article 52. Cooperative Relationships Between the Various Federal Member State Governments ………….. 15
Article 53. International Negotiations………………… 16
Article 54. Allocation of power

Author: Warsame Digital Media WDM

About the blogger: This blog is associated with the former Chief of Staff in Puntland State Presidency, 1998-2005. He also worked with the UN and World Bank Joint Secretariat for Somalia’s Re-construction and Development Program (RDP), 2005-2006, as a Zonal Technical Coordinator for Puntland and later as National Aid Technical Coordinator with the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and European Union. He is now an independent political analyst and commentator on current issues and occasionally gives historical perspective on modern Somalia’s politics. He lives and works in Toronto, Canada. He can be reached at:

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