On the 13th of July, current member of the Somali parliament Fawzia Yusuf H. Adam declared her candidacy for the upcoming Somali presidential elections. As of now, Ms Adam is the only woman running for president in Somalia.
Fawzia Yusuf H. Adam served as Somalia’s first female Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister between 2012 to 2014. Her appointment was historic in a multitude of ways, as Ms Adam hails from the self-proclaimed Republic of Somaliland.
Ms Adam will run on behalf of the National Democratic Party (NDP) as its chair.
On her candidacy, Ms Adam declared on Twitter that “My soul [sic] aim is to breath [sic] a new lease of life into Somalia”.
Somali presidential elections are scheduled to take place on the 10th of October 2021.