Somaliland: Kulmiye Party wins Presidential Elections

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But who is Muse Behi Abdi the man who replaces Silanyo as President?

Muse Behi Abdi the fifth president of Somaliland

By: Yusuf M Hasan
HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) – The national election Commission has released results of the Somaliland presidential elections held on 13th November 2017.
According to NEC the three contesting parties garnered the following votes
• UCID party 23141, which is 4.17%
• KULMIYE Party 305909, which is 55.19% and
• WADDANI Party 226092, which is 40.73%.

To this effect the Kulmiye party having garnered 55.19% of the total votes cast sees its candidate Muse Behi Abdi win the presidency
But who is the man who replaces Silanyo to become the fifth president of Somaliland

Read below CV supplied by the Kulmiye party
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Hargeisa, Maroodi-jeex Region, Somaliland
Contact address: Mobile Phone: +2522 4240050 Email: kulmiyepartychairman@gmail.com
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 PROFILE
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Muse Bihi Abdi is a veteran, experienced politician and visionary Chairman and Presidential Candidate of KULMIYE Party. He holds Degree from Air Force Academy of Pilots in Dushanbe, Kyzktan, Ex USSR, Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Military Core Course from Fort Lee, Virginia, USA, Security and Procurement of Military Arms Course from Wright – Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, USA and Postgraduate Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies from University of Hargeisa. He is fluent in English, Arabic, Russian and Somali.
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QUALIFICATIONS:
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 Postgraduate Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies 2010
University of Hargeisa, Hargeisa
 Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Military Core Course 1984
Fort Lee, Virginia, USA
 Security and Procurement of Military Arms Course 1981
Wright – Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, USA
 Degree in Air Force Academy of Pilots 1973
Dushanbe, Kyzktan Republic, Ex USSR
 Amound Secondary School, Borama 1970

________________________________________Work Experience
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Rich Work Experience from 1973 to 2017, from Talented and highly trained Air Force Pilot to a visionary Politician, Leader and Presidential Candidate. ________________________________________
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
 1973 – 1978 – Head of Training Department of Somali Air Force at Baidabo air base.
 1979 – 1983 – Head of Procurement Department at the Somali Ministry of Defense.
 1984 to 1985 – the Military Attaché of the Somali Embassy in Washington, USA.
 1985 – Nominated as the Commander in Chief of Western Zone of SNM Forces.
 1987 – Attended at 1987 SNM Congress as a Central Committee Member
 December 1988 – Participated in the foundation of Guurti Council.
 1989 – Chaired 1989 SNM Congress and Election of the new SNM Chairman at Balligubadle.
 1991 – 1993 – A leading politician in Somaliland Reconciliation Conferences in Berbera, Burco, Sheikh and Borama.
 1993 – Member of the Secretariat of Borama Reconciliation Conference and Power Transfer of SNM.
 1993 – 1995 – Minister of Interior of Somaliland Republic
Under the leadership of President Mohamed Haji Ibrahim Egal, Major Achievements are:
✓ Establishment of Lower and Upper Houses of Somaliland Parliament.
✓ ✓ Led demobilization, re-integrations and trainings of ex SNM veterans.
✓ Nationalization of demobilized militias, Customs and Government Tax Sources
✓ Establishment of National Police, Military and Custodial Corps
✓ Rehabilitation and operationalization of Police Stations, Prisons and Judiciary system.
 2001 – A leading politician in the beginning of Multiparty system and Sahan Political Organization
 2002 – Joined KULMIYE Party as a heavy weight politician
 2008 – Elected First Vice Chairman of KULMIYE Party
 2010 – Became Chairman of KULMIYE Party after his predecessor President Silanyo handed over.
 2014 – Elected as the Chairman of KULMIYE at its Party General Assembly.
 2015 – Elected as the Presidential Candidate of KULMIYE Party in the Central Committee Convention of KULMIYE Party.
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