USAID: Democracy Triumphs with Somaliland’s Second Peaceful Election | SomalilandPress.com

WASHINGTON (Somalilandpress) — This summer, Somaliland’s presidential election marked a rare, peaceful democratic transition in the greater Horn of Africa.On June 26, the lead opposition Kulmiye party (Kulmiye means “bringing together”) received almost half of the more than 538,000 votes cast, while the ruling UDUB party (United People’s Democratic Party) won 33 percent of votes. Another opposition party, UCID (the Justice and Welfare party), received 17 percent of the votes.With the election, Kulmiye party leader and veteran politician Ahmed Silanyo was declared the new president of Somaliland, with then-President Dahir Kahin Riyale issuing a statement assuring the people of Somaliland that he would respect the election outcome.

USAID: Democracy Triumphs with Somaliland’s Second Peaceful Election | SomalilandPress.com

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