Sunday, December 14, 2014
The Mogadishu-based Heritage Institute for Policy Studies published a policy brief in December 2014 titled "Attitudes towards Elections and Democracy in Mogadishu." It concludes that the overwhelming majority of Mogadishu residents consider democratic elections important and residents intend to vote in future elections. There is widespread dissatisfaction with the 4.5 power-sharing model, although there is support for representation of minority communities and women. The security situation is closely tied to attitudes towards elections. Continuing insecurity will affect the preparations for and holding of elections.