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Seminar- Poll delay in Somaliland Crisis or process?

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Somaliland Focus
The Horn of Africa Seminar
A panel discussion
Poll delay in Somaliland
Crisis or process?
June 15 2015

5:00 pm
African Studies Centre
Oxford University
Ridwan Osman (Cambridge University )
Anna Rader (London University, SOAS)
Michael Walls (University City London)
Eid Ali Ahmed (Cardiff University)
Chair: Giulia Liberatore (Oxford University)
Presidential and parliamentary elections in Somaliland, scheduled to take place on the 26th June 2015, have been postponed for at least 17 months following delays in voter registration processes. As occurred in the previous election, the President’s term has been extended amid criticism from opposition parties and the international community. Scheduled to coincide with the planned elections, this panel will question the extent to which these election delays mark a political crisis in Somaliland, or rather are constitutive of developing processes of democratisation in the country. Panelists will address the practical, political and economic causes and consequences of the delay, and reflect on its impact on Somaliland nation-state building, and political stability across the wider region. 
The African Studies Centre is located at 13 Bevington Road, Oxford, OX2 6LH:
Dr. Giulia Liberatore
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS)
University of Oxford

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