Monday May 22, 2023
MOGADISHU (HOL) - The global community has shown an outpouring of praise for
Puntland, a member of the Somali Federal Government, ahead of its local council
elections slated for May 25th. Their commendation recognizes the steadfast
dedication of Puntland's citizens in fulfilling their democratic aspirations.
In a joint statement issued today, Somalia’s international partners lauds the work
of the Transitional Puntland Electoral Commission (TPEC). They have recognized
the commission's tireless endeavors in overcoming numerous challenges in the
organization and execution of this historic direct election - a significant
milestone in Puntland's democratic journey.
The international community further used this platform to encourage all
stakeholders involved in the election process to promote and maintain peace.
They stressed the need for respectful dialogue and adherence to legal
procedures in resolving potential conflicts or issues that may arise during the
elections. This, they believe, is integral to upholding the democratic
Puntland's history with direct elections has won confidence from
international partners who see this as an invaluable resource. They have
articulated their belief that the experiences gathered from the Puntland
elections could serve as a blueprint, fostering the growth and spread of
democracy throughout Somalia's governmental institutions.
The international allies have reassured their unwavering commitment to the
democratization process in Somalia, pledging ongoing support as the country
advances towards an increasingly democratic future.