Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Somaliland Umbrella Organizations Press Release

(Waridaad)-The Decisions of the Somaliland NEC and the President are Unlawful and Damaging to the Conduct of the Election and to the interests of Somaliland
Events to date.
Like many other Somalilanders at home and abroad, we have watched with increasing dismay the long saga of the presidential election which has been postponed four times from its constitutionally ordained period[i] of April 2008. We were heartened now and again to see problems solved painstakingly through the Somaliland way of consultation, co-operation and consensus. The code of conduct was finally agreed on 11 July 2009 by the four sides (the three parties and the National Electoral Commission – NEC-) and both Houses passed the amendments needed to align the old 2002 Electoral Law with the changes that have been made since in 2005 and in 2007[ii]. The next step, under the agreement between the NEC and the parties, was the production of the voters’ list by 27 July 2009, which would mark the outcome of the $10m voter registration exercise and was to be followed by the start of the campaigning and the polling date of 27 September 2009........Click here to continue

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