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President Bihi meets with political party leaders, electoral commission and Supreme Court

Hargeisa (SD) – In a meeting with opposition leaders, the electoral commission and members of the Supreme Court, Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi discussed the possibility of holding free and fair elections in the country.

A statement from the Somaliland presidency said the three parties had agreed on a campaign process.

“We have agreed that the campaign will be for six days and each party will campaign for two days. We have also decided that the parties will apply to the commission. We look at security, we looked at the cost, we looked at the burden, and we gave the commission the freedom to carry out its duties.” Said the president.

The statement added that the leaders of the opposition parties underlined their readiness to hold free and fair elections on time.

The parties have agreed that if a dispute arises members of the Election Committee and the parties representatives on the ground will attempt to resolve it, if they fail, the commission and the national parties will take the matter up.

Chairman of UCID and Wadani parties, Eng. Faisal Ali Warabe and Mr. Abdirahman Mohamed Abdillahi (Cirro) who spoke there, underlined their readiness to hold free and fair elections in the country and expressed their full confidence in the Electoral Commission that will guide the elections.

The meeting was also attended by members of the National Electoral Commission (NEC) who expressed their readiness to hold the election and expressed the need for support from their election partners.

Finally, the President made it clear that the government has prepared the cost and protection of all the polling stations, and called on the Somaliland community to prepare for the elections.

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