Somaliland: Elections

Department for International Development written question – answered on 29th January 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Doughty Stephen Doughty Labour/Co-operative, Cardiff South and Penarth

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to the House of Representatives of Somaliland to ensure that the planned 2019 Somaliland parliamentary elections take place.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The UK remains committed to supporting timely elections in Somaliland. We are leading high level messaging from the international community, and working with the Conflict Security and Stability Fund on improvements in the voter registration system, technical expertise for the national election commission and women’s engagement in the elections.

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