Somaliland: House of elders extends the term of the House of Representatives up to January 2020

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Somaliland House of Elders extend 9 months for the House representatives
Somaliland House of Elders extend 9 months for the House representatives

Horndiplomat-Somaliland house of elders have voted to officially postpone of Somaliland parliament election originally scheduled for march 2019.Horndiplomat reports

The House of elders extends the term of the House of Representatives up to January 2020. while The election will take place on December 2019.

It was the fifth time since 7 September 2010 that Somaliland’s upper Househas extended house of Representatives term.

On January 11, Somaliland the ruling party KULMIYE and one of the opposition parties, UCID, signed a Joint Communique to the effect that Parliamentary elections will take place in November 2019 .

Meanwhile , Main opposition party Waddani has the contrary stance which calls on the disbanding of national electoral commission whereby this will pave the way for holding parliament polls in the country.

“The postponement of parliament election in Somaliland will strain relations with countries that support Somaliland on its democratization process.”Political analyst tell Horndiplomat

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