Somaliland parliamentary and council elections results to be announced today - Poll Agency
The results of the parliamentary and local council elections in Somaliland will be announced on Wednesday the electoral commission said. Abdirashid Ali, Commission Chairman said that vehicles that had been dispatched to collect the ballot boxes developed mechanical problems. “The vehicles that were sent to the scene were damaged before they reached the scene, so another replacement vehicle was sent, all the others arrived at their bases,” the commission chairman said. On Monday Somaliland parliamentary and local council elections with long queues started. Voters as young as 15 in the self-declared republic of Somaliland cast their ballots on Monday in the capital Hargeisa. Boasting a long coastline on the Gulf of Aden and a vast desert interior, Somaliland has a functioning government and institutions, its own currency, passport and armed forces. But its quest for recognised statehood remains largely unrealised, despite the political stability and democratic governance it enjoys, setting it apart from some of its neighbours.