This public discussion focuses on the future of democracy in Somaliland, which has worked since its independence in 1961 to create a multi-party democracy. The result has been a complex asset of political arrangements, which incorporate various groups with different visions and interests. A first step in the development of democracy, was made on 28 November 2012, when Somalilanders were called to the polls to elect their local councillors under the reflectors of local and international observes. A report, published in April 2013 by Saferworld and the Somaliland Non State Actors Forum (SONSAF), analyzes the future prospects for democracy in Somaliland and the different ways in which the electoral procedures and democratisation can be further strengthened.
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What future for democracy in Somaliland?
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