Hargeisa (SD) – Somaliland President Muse Bihi and the chairmen of the opposition parties Wadani and UCID are expected to meet in the coming days, following a rift caused by the controversial Bill 14 amended by the former House of Representatives and the House of Elders.
According to sources, the sides are expected to hold talks in the coming days, also in attendance will be Somaliland’s Electoral Commission, which has a say for holding presidential and senatorial elections.
The meeting between President Bihi, the leaders of the opposition parties Wadani, UCID and the Electoral Commission is set to discuss sensitive issues, starting with the resolution on Bill 14. And to reach an agreement on how to facilitate the presidential, senatorial and political parties’ elections, which are scheduled to take place in 2022.
In an unusual legal move, the chairman of the Somaliland Supreme Court is said to be awaiting the outcome of the meeting in order to render a similar court ruling on the much awaited legal interpretation of Bill 14.
The President’s interpretation of Bill 14, the Political Associations Act, has plunged the country into political controversy in recent weeks.
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