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Somalia's 2016 electoral process: preliminary report of the Domestic Election Observer Mission

Summary

The dust has settled on Somalia’s recent electoral process, which concluded with Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo’s election as president. With Saferworld’s support, Somali civil society observed every stage of the process to make it more accountable. The Domestic Election Observers’ Mission preliminary report is the culmination of those efforts.

The observers concluded that Somalia’s indirect electoral process was largely peaceful - but marred by irregularities and inconsistencies - ultimately falling short of being ‘free and fair’.

Read Somalia's 2016 electoral process: preliminary report of the Domestic Election Observer Mission.

In March 2017, Saferworld and its Somali partner organisations, PUNSAA and SOCSENSA, brought together Somali civil society, authorities and the international community for a conference to discuss the report’s findings and think about next steps for democratisation in Somalia. A summary of those discussions can be found here.

Read about Saferworld's work in Somalia.

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Date: March 2017
Publisher: Saferworld
Language: English
Region: Africa
Country: Somalia / Somaliland

Somalia’s indirect electoral process was largely peaceful - but marred by irregularities and inconsistencies - ultimately falling short of being ‘free and fair’.

PUNSAA and SOCSENSA

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