Press release: The day after polling day

First thoughts of international election observation team assembled by Progressio, DPU and Somaliland Focus (UK) for Somaliland’s local council elections on November 28th

The team of 50 observers from 18 countries observed voting at 20% of the more than 1,700 polling stations, and stayed on for counts afterwards. Team members are continuing to observe counting and tabulation ahead of final results.

The team was heartened by the apparent high turnout and lively enthusiasm of the Somaliland electorate. But first reports of returning observers suggest there are grounds for concern also…… Read the full press release here

A PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT HOTEL MAAN-SOOR, HARGEISA ON MONDAY 3 DECEMBER AT 9AM. FOR INFORMATION, TEL +252 2 486 5255

See Voice of America’s reports of the observation (audio also) here and here.

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