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TPEC: We will conclude one person one vote this year

GAROWE (SD) – The President of Puntland State of Somalia, Said Abdullahi Deni, today met with the Transitional Puntland Electoral Commission (TPEC) at the Puntland Ministry of Interior, Federalism and Democratization.

The Puntland President heard a briefing from the Chairman and members of the Puntland Transitional Electoral Commission (TPEC).

The meeting, which was also attended by some members of the Council of Ministers, discussed how to expedite the completion of the second phase of the one-person, one-vote elections for the remaining Puntland District Councils.

The Electoral Commission has presented its ongoing work and plans to conduct one-person, one-vote elections in all Puntland’s districts, scheduled to take place in December 2022.

The Puntland President commended the good work done by TPEC and instructed all Government Agencies to work closely with the Commission to ensure that the work ahead and the local council elections are held on time.

Puntland’s president has previously been accused of undermining the process and results of Puntland’s first direct three district elections.

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