ANALYSIS OF FEMALE CANDIDATES IN LOCAL COUNCIL AND PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATES

ANALYSIS OF FEMALE CANDIDATES IN BOTH LOCAL COUNCIL AND PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATES COMPARISON OF 2012 AND 2021 LOCAL COUNCIL CANDIDATES During the 2012 Local council Elections, 2260candidates registered to run 379 seats of the local councils of 23 Electoral Districts from 7 Political Associations and Political Parties, namely (UCID, Kulmiye, Wadani, Umadda, Xaqsoor, Dalsan and Rays). The […]

Analysis of the Final List of Local Council Candidates

Analysis of the Final List of Local Council Candidates The Somaliland’s National Electoral Commission released the final list of the candidates of the Local Councils. 552 candidates are running 220 seats of 20 Electoral Districts of Somaliland with only 16 Female Candidates.  Each party was required to have 220 candidates. The three political parties submitted a […]

Upcoming Election Information

Upcoming Election Information Polling Stations According to the 2017 Presidential Elections, Somaliland Elections were conducted nearly 1,642 Polling Station around all the six electoral regions. On 2020/2021 Voter Registration, the National Electoral Commission conducted the Voter Registration nearly 1,207.  Find here the number of Polling stations in each region (NEC Final list of Polling stations […]

Arrested Candidates During the Pre-Election Season

Arrested Candidates During the Pre-Election Season SHUCAYB MOHAMED MUSE – ARRESTED MARCH 25, 2021 On March 25, 2021, Somaliland Security forces arrested Shucayb Mohamed Muuse, a parliamentary Candidate of UCID Party from Maroodi-jeex Region. Yusuf Kayse Abdillahi, Information Secretary of the UCID Opposition Party confirmed the detention of their candidate. both the Opposition parties and […]

Somaliland: Obstacles to Women Candidates in 2021 Elections

Somaliland: Obstacles to Women Candidates in 2021 Elections The conversation surrounding women’s political participation is at an all-time high, with civil society organizations, interested stakeholders, and the central government all clamoring to have their piece heard. The narrative is startlingly the same, “women deserve more seats at the table”,” women are severely unrepresented”, “women deserve […]

Brief Update of the Preparation of the Elections

Somaliland National Electoral Commission submitted the three political parties, the symbols, and numbers that the candidates can use during their campaign. The candidates of each party were allocated 20 symbols for the House of Representatives candidates and 17 numbers for the Local Council Candidates. These symbols and numbers will help the voters to identify and […]

UCID Parliamentary Candidate Released

UCID Political Party confirmed that the Security Forces of Somaliland released Shucayb Mohamed Muse, a parliamentary candidate from Maroodi-jeex Region and the shadow minister of Agriculture of UCID Party. The Security Forces of Somaliland arrested Shucayb Mohamed Muse on March 25th, 2021 without giving any clarification from his arrest and released without giving any details.

Analysis of the Amendment of Law No. 14 to Re-open the Registration of Political Associations

Analysis of the Amendment of Law No. 14 to Re-open the Registration of Political Associations Only 55 days are remaining Somaliland’s combined election date scheduled for the House of Representatives and the Local Councils; however, the House of Representatives started to debate the Regulation of Political Parties/Associations’ amendment Law (Law No. 14/2011). This law is […]

The Second Cluster of Voter Card Distribution Will Start On March 31st

The Second Cluster of Voter Card Distribution is Starting March 31st The Somaliland National Electoral Commission (NEC) officially announced that the second cluster of Voter card distribution would start in the regions of Awdal, Maroodijeex, and Togdheer on 31st March 2021 and will continue till 2nd April 2021. The NEC Chairperson, Eng. Abdirashid M. Ali, […]

SOMALILAND SECURITY FORCES ARRESTED CANDIDATES

On March 25, 2021 the Security forces of Somaliland arrested Shucayb Mohamed Muse, a parliamentary Candidate of UCID Party from Maroodi-jeeh Region. Shucayb was the secretary of agriculture of UCID Party. Yusuf Keyse, the Speaker of UCID Party condemned the arresting of their candidate, and he told that the security forces who detained the candidate […]