Three more MPs elected from Somaliland as poll nears close


Deputy defence minister Mohamed Ali Hagaa has been elected MP in the ongoing Lower House elections for Somaliland as the exercise comes to its penultimate end.

Hagaa garnered 50 votes while his only opponent Mohamed Idle Kheyre got one vote. In another seat, former lawmaker Zainab Mohamed Amir got a ticket back to the House after taking up 48 votes out of the possible 51 in a women only seat while her rival Zainab Ahmed Boqore managed 3 votes.

In the third and last seat of the day, Mohamed Abdullahi Kamil was elected MP with 50 votes while the only other candidate Jibril Sa’ad Muse was left to battle for the remaining one vote.

Today’s elections brings to a near close Lower House elections for Somaliland region after it ran into several challenges before kicking off in December. The last seat will be contested from tomorrow concluding all the 46 seats allocated for sub clans from Somaliland.

For the Upper House, two seats remain for contest out of 11 allocated to Somaliland.

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