Hargeysa(Mogadishu24)-Somaliland’s House of Representatives on Saturday approved a recommendation submitted by President Musa Bihi Abdi on the decisions made by the mediation committee on elections.

The recommendation received support from 45 out of the 48 members present at today’s session and aims to resolve the political dispute among the ruling party, opposition parties, and the electoral commission.

The approval of this recommendation comes after President Bihi earlier accepted the resolutions made by the mediation committee, comprising of traditional elders, to resolve the election dispute that arose from the election commission’s decision.

“We are informing you that the government has accepted the proposal of the traditional elders who have taken on the responsibility of the mediation process, considering the overall consultation and the country’s general situation,” the presidential statement read.

He further called on the Senate and the House of Representatives to approve the resolutions regarding the policies and regulations of elections in Somaliland.

“To ensure the effectiveness of the elections, we urge the Parliament (Senate and Representatives) to comply with the traditional elders’ proposals regarding the regulations and election policies of the country,” the statement read.

Somaliland’s opposition parties, Waddani and UCID, have also accepted the decisions made by the committee and emphasized that collaboration is essential to overcome challenges that could undermine Somaliland’s existence.

The committee has decided that the presidential and political party elections will be held at the same time to address the dispute previously caused by the decisions of the election commission.

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