Somalia: Somaliland's Electoral Commission meets President

By Staff Reporter , Garowe Online

HARGEISA, Somaliland - The Electoral Commision of Somaliland has detailed about the election campaigns as the state is getting ready for a general ballot on November 13, Garowe Online reports.

The chairman of the Somaliland Electoral body, Abdulkadir Imaan Warsame, told local media on Thursday he is optimistic about holding a fair and free poll during a meeting with President Ahmed Silanyo.

Warsame Representatives from the electoral commission had been dispatched to all polling stations in Somaliland, where voter registrations were held and people were given their voting cards last month.

He has added that International and regional observers are pouring into Hargeisa city to monitor the voting process, to ensure a democratic election, with three main candidates running for Presidency.

On the other hand, the former Somaliland's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Abdullahi Omaar has warned candidates against using clan politics during their campaign rallies in the regions.

Somaliland is preparing for an election slated for the Nov 13, as a deadlock over leadership struggle emerges.

Three candidates, including one from Kulmiye, the ruling party, UCID and WADDANI are competing for the hotly contested Somalind Presidency.