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Somali opposition wants the president to resign.

Somalia's opposition presidential contenders have called on President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, often known as Farmajo, to resign.
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Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, also known as Farmajo

After attempting to oust the prime minister, Somalia's opposition presidential contenders have called on President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, often known as Farmajo, to resign.

The call came one day after Somalia's presidential candidates' council suspended Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, accusing him of corruption and failing to conduct elections. The prime minister denies the claims and accuses the president of plotting a coup.

The opposition candidates demanded a probe into what they called treason, as well as a quick response from the national consultative council, which is made up of federal and state officials from five states, to issues about the already postponed parliamentary elections.

Farmajo has remained silent on the current developments, which have exacerbated a spat between the two politicians over the postponed election and who will lead the country. Critics claim that the president is trying to stay in power at all costs. Farmajo was elected in February of 2017. In February, his time came to an end.

In order to accelerate the vote, the international community, including the US Embassy in Mogadishu, has urged Somali leaders to eschew violent measures and engage in negotiation to address their differences.

Parliamentary elections were expected to be completed by the end of the year, but only about 50 members of parliament have been chosen so far by tribal delegates out of a total of 275.

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