Somalia: Int'l partners welcome the conclusion of Puntland’s presidential election


Mogadishu – Somalia’s international partners welcome the conclusion of Puntland’s presidential election on 8 January 2024. They commended the people of the Federal Member State of Puntland on the peaceful conduct of the process. 

"We appreciate the efforts of all political and electoral stakeholders to ensure a peaceful process and encourage all parties to maintain a peaceful environment. Any electoral-related dispute should be resolved peacefully through appropriate legal mechanisms," said the partners' statement.

International partners strongly encourage greater participation and meaningful inclusion also of women and youth in future processes.

"We reaffirm our continued commitment to Somalia’s efforts on democratic governance and to make progress towards fair, transparent, and direct elections," added the statement.

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