Somaliland: CSO’s Urge Inclusion of Women and Minorities in Political Leadership

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As non-state actors commit to support the undertaking of free and fair elections in a communiqué issued after a SONSAF General Assembly on Voter Registration and Elections.

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Somaliland Civil Society Organizations- CSOs of Somaliland are highly committed to oversee, monitor and evaluate the overall electioneering process thus promote an enabling environment for all stakeholders to participate in a free and fair to elect leaders of choice.

This is according to Somaliland Non State Forum-SONSAF General Assembly Statement on Voter Registration and Elections in which the CSO Umbrella body further commits to mobilization 72 civil society and non- state actors institutions that for the task of oversight over voter registration and other relevant electoral issues.

At the same time the GA agreed that women and minorities quota is necessary to adopt through integration with House of Representatives electoral laws because the CSOs recognized the importance of women and minorities in the political process particularly as beneficiaries of elective parliamentary membership.

On the hand the Somaliland CSO’s argue that absence of election law dictating the entire process of quest to actual membership of the House of Representatives is defeatist, thence a blemish on the country’s democratization.

These are among Key Points Highlighted and Recommended during the General Assembly Meeting in which the CSOs not only recommended urgent review the house of representative election law but informed of support towards improving and amending the House of Representative Election law as well

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