Catch Up on The Presidential Debates: Somalia Edition

Publication Date: 
Monday, February 6, 2017

The field of candidates for Wednesday’s election is so crowded — there are 23 in all — that they had to be split in two groups. In the first debate, only 3 of the 11 candidates made an appearance. Incumbent and frontrunner President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud didn’t even bother to show up for the second debate.