Somaliland’s 2017 presidential election: interview with Dr Michael Walls, chief observer of the International Election Observation Mission (IEOM)

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Somaliland has achieved a great deal in consolidating peace after a brutal war, and in establishing a system of electoral democracy – Dr Michael Walls. ILLUSTRATION | JOHN NYANGAH | NATION

In this extended interview by Edward Paice, Director of Africa Research Institute, Michael Walls reflects on IOEM’s mandate, the performance of the National Election Commission, the positives and negatives of the election, campaigning, voter registration and the increasing monetisation of politics in Somaliland. He also looks ahead to parliamentary and local council elections in 2019.

 

SOURCE: Africaresearchinstitute

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