HARGEISA — Somaliland’s House of Elders have voted to officially postpone Presidential elections originally scheduled for March 28th due to the severe drought.
74 members of Somaliland’s upper house voted in favor of holding the Presidential Elections on December 13th, 2017.
Parliamentary elections and municipal elections have also been rescheduled for April 28th, 2019.
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Earlier this year, all three political parties, the National Electoral Commission and the Presidential Palace agreed to delay Presidential Elections until October 10th, and urged the House of Elders to consider the date.
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According to Somaliland’s constitution, the House of Elders hold exclusive power over delaying elections and extending the terms of the President and MP’s.
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