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The caretaker government and the Union of Candidates reached a six-clauses agreement to reduce tension in Mogadishu

Mogadishu | Times Of Sudan 

Acting Prime Minister Muhammad Husayn Rubli and the Union of Presidential Candidates, after talks that lasted for several hours Thursday, in Mogadishu, with the mediation of the presidents of the states of Galmudug Ahmed Qor and Hirschbili Ali Godlawi, reached a six-clauses agreement to reduce tension in Mogadishu.

The first clause included the transitional government’s expression of its dissatisfaction with the violence that took place in Mogadishu on February 19, and that it offered its condolences to the Somali people and to the candidates ’union. It also included the two parties’ agreement to form an independent commission to investigate what happened.

The second clause referred to the Somali interim government’s respect for the right to peaceful demonstration for every citizen in accordance with Article 20 of the Transitional Federal Constitution, while the third clause referred to the work of the government and the Union of Candidates to organize peaceful demonstrations in which the Somali government preserves the security and safety of those participating in them.

The fourth clause confirmed the agreement of the government and the Union of Candidates to postpone the demonstrations that were scheduled to take place today, Friday, February 26th, that the demonstrations would be held within 10 days and the formation of a joint committee for this purpose in accordance with the provisions of Article 5 of the agreement.

And clause VI stated that the two parties agreed to continue discussing political issues and elections until free and fair elections are held in the country.

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