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Somalia: UN lauds election of new Somaliland President

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Muse Bihi Abdi, the President-elect of Somaliland [File Photo]

MOGADISHU, Somalia - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) congratulates Mr. Muse Bihi Abdi of the Peace, Unity, and Development (KULMIYE) Party on his election as President of “Somaliland”, as confirmed by the “Somaliland” Supreme Court yesterday.

Both international and domestic observers have indicated that the electoral process and the voting itself were conducted in a generally peaceful manner and yielded a credible outcome.

UNSOM welcomes this and commends the political and traditional leaders in “Somaliland” for resolving the election-related disputes that emerged. UNSOM urges the incoming administration to continue to advance inclusive politics and consolidate democracy, peace, and stability among Somalilanders.

UNSOM looks forward to building on the existing relationship with Somaliland based on the agreed roadmap for United Nations support to “Somaliland” and Somaliland’s Development Plan II. UNSOM also stands ready to support the resumption of dialogue between Somalia and “Somaliland”.


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