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Somaliland Elections: Cecilia joins observation mission

Somaliland Elections: Cecilia joins observation mission Somaliland Kate_Stanworth©

Horndiplomat-Cecilia will join the international election observers to the Somaliland’s third presidential election (13 November 2017). The mission is composed by 60 selected experts, academics and professionales from 24 countries.

The international election observation mission (EOM) has been invited by Somaliland’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) and is funded by the British government. The EOM will conduct its observation activities in accordance with the Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation, emphasising the impartiality of that observation.

The EOM is led by the Development Planning Unit (DPU) at University College London (UCL), and Somaliland Focus UK. Team co-ordinators will examine all aspects of the pre-election campaign, including access by political parties to locations for campaigning, the equality of access to the media, and the procedures that will be employed for the distribution of election materials, voting itself and the counting and tallying of ballots. The EOM will observe polling stations across Somaliland’s six regions, and will publish its final report in the first half of 2018.

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