Somaliland: Political Parties Order NEC to Prepare a Late 2020 Election Schedule within a Fortnight

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Signatories to Somaliland political parties’ agreement July 2020 L-R, Eng. Feisal Ali Warabe Chairman UCID Party, Muse Bihi Abdi President of Somaliland and Kulmiye party Chairman and Abdirahamn Mohamed Abdilahi Irro Chairman Wadani Party with VP Sayli 2nd L as witness

The new agreement replaces TEMU with a Technical Election Unit-TEU which is envisaged as a NEC advisory body of three members pooled from the International community with a stake in the Somaliland democratization process

Somalilandsun: The three national Somaliland political parties of UCID, KULMIYE and WADANI have reached an agreement on holding local and parliamentary elections before end of 2020.The agreement was reached during a tri-partite political parties meeting held in Hargeisa and made official after signature were affixed by leaders of ruling Kulmiye and Opposition UCID and Wadani parties namely  president Muse Bihi , Eng. Feisal Ali Warabe and Abdirahman Mohamed Abdilahi Irro respectively .

The new agreement whose point of import is the resurrection of the national election commission -NEC and orders for the electoral body to submit parliamentary and local councils elections schedule within 14 days comes a day after members of the proposed Technical Elections Monitoring Unit-TEMU rejected the role.

TEMU was established earlier in the year as part of political compromise reached by a tri-partite party’s agreement brokered by EU envoy to Somaliland and Somalia Ambassador Nicholas Berlanga in Hargeisa.

The new agreement replaces TEMU with a Technical Election Unit-TEU which is envisaged as a NEC advisory body of three members pooled from the International community with a stake in the Somaliland democratization process.

For details of TEMU and its role Vis ‘a’ Vis NEC read the Berlanga accord

Titled National Political Parties Agreement on Simultaneous 2020 Somaliland Parliamentary and Local Councils elections (translated by Somalilandsun) reads

Somaliland political parties’ agreement July 2020
Somaliland political parties’ agreement July 2020
Somaliland political parties’ agreement July 2020
Somaliland political parties’ agreement July 2020
Signatories to Somaliland political parties’ agreement July 2020

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