Breakaway Somaliland Region Says It Plans Nov. 13 Elections

(Bloomberg) -- Somalia’s breakaway region of Somaliland will hold presidential and political party elections on Nov. 13, the area’s electoral commission said.

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The vote had been scheduled for November 2022 but delayed when the region’s senate extended the term of the president by two years.

The commission said in a statement on Saturday that it’s committed to conducting the vote “in a manner that accurately reflects the will and the aspirations of the Somaliland people.”

Somaliland broke away from Somalia in 1991 after a civil war erupted. In the decades since, it’s been pushing for international recognition that would allow it to source foreign funding and aid.

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