Aug 18, 2009

Somaliland: Consultation Meeting between Government and Opposition

Sample ImageFollowing weeks of tension between opposition and government concerning the modalities of the upcoming elections in September 2009, a consultative meeting between parties is scheduled for this week.

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Press :

The President of Somaliland, Dahir Rayaale Kahin called the leaders of the two opposition parties, Mr. Siilaanyo and Mr. Faysal for a consultation meeting.

In a press release from the government’s spokesman, the President said he will meet the opposition leaders at the presidential palace on Wednesday [19 August 2009] to discuss the current situation.

The invitation was a surprise from the government especially this time where many citizens were worried of the current political situation in the country.

There is no official statement from the opposition but sources close to KULMIYE told Somalilandpress that there are consultation meetings going on between the opposition parties today [17 August 2009]. They might set conditions to attend the meeting.