SOMALILAND: A LIGHTHOUSE OF AFRICAN DEMOCRACY WITH LIMITED WOMEN REPRESENTATION

This paper will examine the challenges that the women faced during the parliamentary and local council elections, the key lesson learned, statistics about the role of women in Somaliland Politics, and timely and context-based recommendations from the 2021 elections. Even though Somaliland civil society organizations and women activists had made efforts to increase women’s participation, […]

ANALYSING THE RESULTS OF THE THE COMBINED ELECTIONS

ANAYLYSING THE SOMALILAND’S COMBINED ELECTION RESULTS On May 31st, 2021, the people of Somaliland elected their representatives of the Parliament and the Local Councils. 552 Local Council candidates contested 220 seats from 20 electoral districts. Also, 246 candidates contested 82 seats of the House of the Representatives from the six regions of Somaliland. 28 female […]

Elections Concluded Peacefully and Polling Stations are Closed

More than 1,065,847 registered voters casted their vote in the six regions of Somaliland. More than 30,000 people are working the Elections including the National Electoral Commission staff, the Security Forces, the Civil Society and the Party Agents. The Polling stations opened 7:00 am Morning. The Election Monitoring team of CPA reported that there were […]

A 6 DAY CAMPAIGN CONCLUDED SUCCESSFULLY

The Election Monitoring Office was closely watching and monitoring the Election Campaign for the last six days. In general, the campaign and rallies from the three political parties were concluded successfully and peacefully. The EMO team are commending the role of the government and the security forces of securing the Election Campaign. The EMO team […]

A PRESS STATEMENT OF A CONSULTATION MEETING ON THE ELECTION ISSUES

Date: 20th May 2021 PRESS STATEMENT Center for Policy Analysis (CPA), a member of the Somaliland Independent Civil Society Coalition (ISCO), stands for the establishment of democracy, strengthening of free and fair elections and the protection of the rights of citizens. CPA monitors the process of the organizing, the preparation, and the coordination of the […]

TESTING THE SOMALILAND’s 20 YEARS OLD DEMOCRACY

COMPARETIVE DATA This May of 2021 is a very historic month. It is the 30th anniversary[1] of Somaliland’s Statehood, the 20th anniversary[2] of Somaliland’s Multiparty Democracy, and the first time to hold two elections together. After 10 years of delay for the House of Representative’s Elections[3] and three years and six months delay for the […]

SOMALILAND NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION RELEASED THE FINAL LIST OF REGISTERED VOTERS

SOMALILAND NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION RELEASED THE FINAL LIST OF REGISTERED VOTERS On May 11, 2021, the Somaliland’s National Electoral Commission released the final list of registered voters. 1,065,847 voters registered in 22 Electoral Districts from the 6 regions of Somaliland. Find here the final list of Registered voters by District

HIGH LEVEL MEETING ON THE PREPARATION OF THE SOMALILAND ELECTIONS

On May 10th, 2021, the Somaliland election stakeholders, including the President, the three Political Parties, the Judiciary Department led by the Chief Justice, and the National Electoral Commission (NEC) discussed the final preparation and solving the challenges of the upcoming elections. The leaders who attended this meeting show their commitment of cooperation during the pre-election […]

UPDATED INFORMATION ABOUT THE MOST RECENT DETENSIONS OF CANDIDATES AND NEC STATEMENT

Latest Updates of the Arrested Candidates and NEC Press Statement On May 8th, 2021, Maroodijeex Regional Court released on bail  with a three arrested candidates, Qaasin Aadan Saleebaan, a parliamentary candidate of Wadani Party from Sool Region, Abdillaahi Hirsi Hassan and Abdirahman Yusuf Ali of UCID Local Council candidates from Berbera and Hargeisa city councils. […]