Hargeysa, Somaliland, November 7, 2009 (SL Times) –
The newly appointed Somaliland electoral commission has named a new
chairman to lead the seven member team that will oversee the
The new team, whose members are jointly appointed by Somaliland's
president, parliament and opposition parties, were last week unanimously
approved the state’s parliament, ending prolonged controversy that
surrounded the nomination of the members.
Isse Yussuf Mohammed was appointed the chairman while Ali Khadar Hassan
Osman from the opposition KULMIYE party will be assisting him to
undertake the electoral process that will end the row between the
opposition and the incumbent party.
The new team will take over from their former colleagues who left the
office over dispute between the government and the opposition that led
to deadly demonstration which claimed people in Hargeysa on September.
The team will also inherit broke commission, which has a debut of more
than US$500,000 to pay.
Source: Agencies, Thursday, 05 November 2009