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Somaliland government vows defence and timely elections amid rising tensions

Wednesday July 10, 2024

Hargeisa (HOL) - Somaliland government announced decisions to defend Somaliland and hold upcoming elections during an extraordinary meeting in Hargeisa on Wednesday, chaired by Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi.

A press release from the Presidential Palace stated that the people of Somaliland must prepare for the elections and the defence of Somaliland.

"The council of ministers declared that the elections will be held on time and the country will be strongly defended against those who have come together to harm the nationalism of Somaliland, which is threatening new conflict," said the statement.

Earlier in 2024, the Somaliland Parliament enacted a new electoral law setting the election date for November 13, 2024.

The upcoming election is anticipated to resolve a longstanding political dispute between the ruling party and the opposition. This dispute has previously led to clashes between opposition supporters and the police in several cities across Somaliland.


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