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International Partners Statement on the Somaliland Mandate Extensions
October 5, 2022

Following the decision of the Somaliland House of Elders (Guurti) on mandate extensions this weekend, international partners following the democratization process* want to underline the importance of a consensus driven process which allows elections to be held as soon as possible in a manner consistent with the technical considerations set out by Somaliland’s National Electoral Commission. We once again urge all Somaliland’s political actors to work together constructively to agree on a timely roadmap for the elections for Somaliland’s democratic credibility and stability.

*Denmark, European Union Delegation, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, and United States of America