European Union Ambassador along with German ambassador and other top level delegation currently in Somaliland have met with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Bashe Farah and senior parliamentarians.
The two parties discussed the parliament and local elections scheduled for later this year and the current state of readiness by the Somaliland National Elections Commission (NEC).
The Somaliland House of Representative which has been sitting for more than 9 years after it’s original mandate expired in 2010, are yet to legislate an elections bill and have not addressed the issue of the representation within the chamber.
The parliament currently consists of 82 members, as mandated by the Somaliland constitution.
The dispute between the Somaliland political parties pertaining to the NEC and other elections issues continues to simmer, and neither the administration of President Muse Bihi Abdi nor the main opposition party, Waddani, are in a mood to make concessions.
European Unions along with Germany are one of the many friendly countries that support Somaliland on democratic programs and good governance.
Ali Mohamed Abokor