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Somalia: Kulmiye wins Somaliland elections

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Thursday July 01, 2010 - 22:00:15 in Latest News by Super Admin
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    Somalia: Kulmiye wins Somaliland elections

    Kulmiye party is confirmed to have won in the presidential elections.

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Kulmiye party is confirmed to have won in the presidential elections.

HARGEYSA (Sunatimes) An introductory result about the presidential elections in the breakaway republic of Somaliland which Sunatimes received from the electoral commission says that opposition party of Kulmiye currently exceeds in the elections.

According to counting votes in the ballot stations, Kulmiye won 266,906 votes making 49.59% as the ruling part of Udub receives 178,081 votes worth with 33.32% while Ucid got 92,459 votes which make 17.18%.

Some reports say the owner of Dahabshil money Transfer Company Mohamed Saed Duale offered two million dollars to Kulmiye as Duale is the same clan with Kulmiye leader Ahmed Silanyo.

The victory of Kulmiye for the elections in the unrecognized republic of Somaliland will throw suspicion into the reliance by the neighboring countries like Ethiopia and Djibouti towards defending the regional security.

Some political analysts believe that Kulmiye party has in connection with the Al-Shabaab militant group in the southern Somalia.

The outgoing government led by President Dahir Riyale paid its strength in to the intelligence service for the national security arresting key members of Al-Shabaab.




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