Center For Democracy and Governance

THE UNPRECEDENTED FIGHTS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES BLEACHES THE PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURES AND CODE OF CONDUCT FOR SOMALILAND PARLIAMENT

Somaliland makes a year soon, since the inauguration of the second parliament. The election of
the 2nd House of Representatives (HoR) restored confidence in democratic participation. The
citizens put trust and high hopes to demonstrate exemplary performance as required of them
by the constitution of the Republic of Somaliland as elected leadership. The Members of
parliament are applauded on demonstration of this ingredient of leaders.

Equally the executive, judiciary and respective agents of government and political organization
are expected to live to expectations of citizens. It’s by Law 13, mandate of the president of the
republic of Somaliland appointed a committee of registration of new political organizations and
despite controversies surrounding the elections of president and new political parties. The
responsibility of parliament as elsewhere obliged, have to approve or vet the members of the
committee to the effect of suitability for the roles and responsibilities of the committee.

While consensus is expected at the floor of parliament on any issues, voting on a matter of
contention relieves the policy makers of the controversy that arise out of the differing views.
Like in this case 4 to 3 members approved the national registration of political organizations
which is a majority. These actions strengthen democratization and good governance in the
country. Any actions by the anti-parties is an act of contempt of democracy and procedures.

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