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Somaliland's Election: Reflections on the Result

Chatham House, London

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Dr Mohamed Abdullahi Omar, Foreign Minister, Somaliland
Michael Walls, University College London and International Election Observation team for the Somaliland Elections
Chair: Quman Jibril, Somaliland Focus (UK)


Somaliland has achieved a peaceful transfer of power from President Riyale to President Silanyo following its June elections, which were declared free and fair by observers. This is remarkable in a region known for conflict and where elections are often questioned by observers. Michael Walls, who was a key member of the international election observation team, will discuss what the result means for Somaliland's developing democracy and international standing.