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 […]

SOMALILAND IS READY TO VOTE MAY 31st 2021

After ten years of election delays, finally the people of Somaliland are now expecting to elect their representatives of the Parliament. For the coming weeks, the Political Parties are finalizing the lists of the candidates of the House of Representatives and the Local Councils. Also, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) is expected to conduct reissuing […]

THE REPORT OF THE SOMALILAND VOTER REGISTRATION

On August 23rd, 2020, the Somaliland National Electoral Commission (NEC) announced[1] that the long-awaited Parliamentary and Local Council Elections will happen within 9 months, probably the last week of May 2021. That May 2021 has different historic significances on both Somaliland’s statehood and its democratization process. It is the 30th anniversary of Somaliland’s independence and […]

SOMALILAND: A DEMOCRACY WITHOUT WOMEN REPRESENTATION

An inclusive democracy means that all citizens should feel represented and be heard. However, many political systems sometimes exclude women and minority from the decision-making platforms, while other countries elect women to be their head of states or head of governments. As of June 2020, 19 out of 193 countries have female head of states. […]

A Call Against the Rejection of Quota for Women and Minorities

We are deeply concerned and disappointed that the House of Representatives of Somaliland rejected to approve the Quota for Women and Minority Groups. For the last two decades, Somaliland Civil Society was advocating the Quota in different stages, this time they were hoping to achieve that goal. During the Debate of the Election bill in […]

FACTS AND FIGURES ABOUT SOMALILAND ELECTIONS.

The Centre for Policy Analysis, a think tank based in Somaliland, and the coalition of Independent Somaliland Civil Society Organisations (ISCO Somaliland) released a report explaining the election history of Somaliland with facts and figures. The report is important in giving full data and information regarding all elections that happened in Somaliland, dates of extensions, […]

SOMALILAND: A DEMOCRACY WITHOUT WOMEN REPRESENTATION

Somaliland President H.E. Muse Bihi Abdi got more votes than any of the other regional leaders15, nearly 50% of the voters who casted their votes of all Somaliland elections were women. But Somaliland has the lowest women representation in the region. In Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia, women are the chairperson of a political parties, and […]

SOMALILAND LOCAL COUNCILS: The Birthplace of Political Parties is in a Crossroad

19 years ago, when the people of Somaliland approved the current constitution which established a multiparty democracy. During the first circle[1] of the democratization process, Somaliland succeeded to held different elections, including the first local council elections which happened in 15th December of 2002, then within six months (14 April, 2003) the first National Electoral […]

POLITICIZING THE ELECTION PROCESS:

“Election is a process based on rules and regulations while their implementation requires a public confidence from the election stakeholders“ The Election Monitoring Office of CPA was launched in January 2017, to closely monitor and follow up for the election related activities happening in Somaliland and to provide a briefing papers, recommendations and reports. The […]