Somalilandsun: The Somaliland parliamentary and local councils elections shall be held next year.
This decision was reached jointly by the national elections commission-NEC and the three national political parties during a meeting in Hargeisa.
On the same subject the head of state president Muse Bihi Abdi also met separately with NEC commissioners who presented their schedule for the polls .
The three national political parties of Ruling Kulmiye and opposition UCID and Wadani having order NEC submit an election schedule with polls date not later than December 2020, the electoral body came back with dates for for mid next year .
According to NEC, to hold feasible, free, fair and transparent polls the body reguires nine months from now , the period being for purposes of undertaking apt preparations that include voter registration and conduct of the polls.
The joint political parties and NEC meeting agreed to the new schedule but with a caveat that imposes strict adherence to the May 2020 date without fail.
After that meeting president Bihi hosted the commission for discussions at the presidency and a press statement issued by Somaliland presidential spokesperson Mahmud Warsame Jama read
The President of the Republic of Somaliland, HE Muse Bihi Abdi, today met with the Somaliland National Electoral Commission at the Presidential Palace.