The European Union (EU) has welcomed the conduct of Somaliland’s local council and parliamentary elections.
A statement from the European Union (EU) expressed support for the outcome of the general elections in Somaliland but expressed concern about the role of women in the by-elections.
The House of Representatives and the Central Administration of Somaliland are urged to take immediate steps to ensure women’s representation in politics.
“We are awaiting immediate and concrete steps from the new parliament and government to ensure fair representation of women in the administration.”
Last week’s elections in Somaliland have left women without hope in the by-elections, leading to a lack of representation in the House of Representatives and local councils.