Somaliland: Presidential Election Results Pend Supreme Court Confirmation


Somalilandsun – The confirmation of Muse Behi Abdi as the fifth president of Somaliland is to be made by the Supreme Court.
This was revealed by the chef Justice Prof Adan Haji Ali during a briefing to Geeska Afrika in Hargeisa where he informed that the national election commission has submitted its provisional results to his office.
“As per constitutional dictates NEC has submitted its provisional election results to the Supreme Court which shall officialize Muse Behi Abdi as president within seven days from date of initial announcement by NEC” said the CJ.
In the hotly contested elections held on the 13th November 2017 the Kulmiye party candidate emerged winner having garnered 55% of the votes cast.
His main opponent Abdirahman Irro of Wadani party emerged second with over 40% of votes cast while Eng Feisal Ali of UCID recorded 4%.

According to the Chief Justice the seven days prior to official confirmation are allocated to enable any complaints to be submitted to the country’s highest law Court.
“If any stakeholder submits any complaints against the results submitted by NEC then official announcement shall deferred to a later date” said the Somaliland Chief Justice Prof Adan Haji Ali