Edmonton Somaliland community celebrates long awaited presidential election
Monday December 04, 2017 - 16:46:13 in English News by Burhan Editor
SOMALILANDERS:- "Our people have spoken and expressed their wishes by their votes rather than violence and bombings."
The much anticipated election of a new president in Somaliland had expats dancing the night away Saturday in Edmonton.
Chair covers decked out in the red, white and green of the Somaliland flag, balloons and banners in the yellow and green of the victorious Kulmiye party, and thumping music was the backdrop for the celebration at the Portuguese Cultural Centre at 12964 52 St.
Wearing a Kulmiye scarf and cap, Mohamad Bakal said the party is closest to what the people want.
Somaliland, a semi-autonomous region in the northwest of Somalia, elected president Muse Bihi Abdi of the Kulmiye party — also known as the Peace, Unity and Development Party — on Nov. 13.
The results of the region’s fifth presidential election were confirmed by Somaliland’s National Electoral Commission a week after recounts.
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