Africa
  World
  Islam
  Health
  Photos

World Islamic Prayer

Cimilada
VOA Somali
BBC Somali 14:00
BBC Somali 18:00
Deutsche Welle
BBC Radio
Voice of America
IRIN Radio
NPR Radio
Radio Netherland
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2014 - 5:11:05 AM
Somalia
Somalia: 6 political associations registered in Puntland: Election Commission

GAROWE, Somalia Jan 2 2013 (Garowe Online) - The Transitional Puntland Electoral Commission (TPEC) announced in Garowe, capital of Puntland, that 6 political associations qualified to register as the democratization process continues in Puntland, Garowe Online reports.

TPEC extended the period for political associations register and meet the requirements to qualify until 31 December 2012 and announced on that date in Garowe that 6 political associations were registered to take part in district elections scheduled for mid-2013.

Mr. Mohamed Hassan Barre [left], Chairman of Transitional Puntland Electoral Commission, announcing the results on Dec. 31, 2012, at press conference in Garowe
Chairman of TPEC Mohamed Hassan Barre announced at a press conference on Monday that after evaluations of 9 political associations in Puntland who announced their bid with TPEC, 6 political associations met the requirements.

"We are moving into the next phase of the democratization process as these 6 political associations will vie in Puntland district elections in the coming months," said Chairman Barre.

The 6 political associations are named as Horseed, Hor'ad, Midnimo, Wadajir, Puntland People's Party (UDAD), and Puntland Democratic Party (PDP). Political associations were given three months starting from September 2012 to organize their associations and meet the requirements.

Some political associations requested that TPEC extend the deadline further, however, Chairman Barre stated that the deadline would not be extended because it was extended before and would delay the democratization even further if extended again.  

The requirements to be registered as a political association included paying a $7,500 registration fee - reduced from $15,000 - to TPEC.

Puntland President Abdirahman Mohamed Farole welcomed the TPEC announcement and praised their efforts to create an enabling environment for political associations in Puntland.

District elections are scheduled for later this year and the 3 political associations with the most votes in district elections will become the three official political parties in Puntland, in accordance with Puntland constitution.

GAROWE ONLINE

RELATED:
Somalia: MP murder sparks widespread condemnation
Somalia: Female MP gunned down in Mogadishu amid Ramadan rampage
Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting


Advertisement
 

Somalia: Puntland President not adamant about domestic, external threats [Editorial]

EDITORS PICK:

Somalia: MP murder sparks widespread condemnation

MOGADISHU, Somalia July 23, 2014 (Garowe Online)

United States Condemns the Killing of Somali MP Saado Ali Warsame in Mogadishu

Somalia: Female MP gunned down in Mogadishu amid Ramadan rampage

Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting

Somalia: Kenya warplanes target Al Shabaab hideouts again

Somalia: Federal Govt mediates between warring militias in Hiraan

Somalia: Puntland parliament passes controversial media bill

Somalia: Puntland President not adamant about domestic, external threats [Editorial]

Somalia: Puntland Govt seeking to contain polio spread

Somalia's al Shabaab claim responsibility for Kenya bus attack

Somalia: Federal Govt forms technical committee for south-west state

Somalia: Jubaland forces clash with Al Shabaab militants

Somalia: Allied forces, Al Shabaab clash in deadly battle near Qoryoley

Somalia: Puntland leader, UN delegation discuss plight at Danish-funded Prison facility

About Us | Disclaimer | Copyright | Contact Us