April 25, 2012 ·9 Comments
The Somaliland National Electoral commission is gearing up for the upcoming 2012 local government elections this according to th Electoral Commission spokesperson Mr. Mohamed Ahmed hirsi (geelle) speaking at a press conference revealed that the commission is close to finishing the electoral preparations for the upcoming local government election.
Mr. Mohamed said the Electoral commission has met with the nine political organizations that are expected to take part in upcoming elections and we have agreed on a comprehensive and inclusive approach in working toward the next round of elections as mandated by the country’s Constitution and that members of the commission will be traveling to Nairobi to meet international donors in an effort to solicit funding for the electoral process, however the National Electoral Commission is under-funded.
The 6 Political Organizations who qualified (WADANI, DALSAN, RAYS, UMMADDA, NASIYE and HAQSOOR will now compete with the current three national parties of UCID, UDUB and KULMIY to contest for upcoming local council elections which are expected to be held soon. ensure the sustainability, integrity and inclusiveness of future polls.
The NEC also highlighted the positive impression that Somaliland’s last presidential election had on the international community and how it made Somaliland a model for the rest of Africa.
Even though, Somaliland is multi-party system country with viable democratic institutions, the government of Somaliland however is not recognized international, despite a growing Western desire to establish formal ties.
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Reported by Goth Mohamed, Somalilandpress, Hargeisa
By goth Mohamed