Following the elections held yesterday in various parts of Puntland, the counting of votes began last night. Abdirsaaq Ahmad, the Chairman of the Electoral Commission, announced that the vote count had been initiated, emphasizing that the peaceful conduct of the elections, referred to as Nabad Galyo, was a significant achievement.
Yesterday morning, voters in Puntland eagerly exercised their democratic rights by participating in the local council elections held across thirty districts of the region. The voting process concluded in some places in the afternoon and in many other places in the evening, marking an important milestone in the region’s democratic journey. However, due to security concerns, voting was suspended in certain areas, including the capital city of Puntland, Garowe.
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Participation of Political Organizations
The district council members’ positions saw candidates from seven political organizations in Puntland vying for victory. These political organizations actively contested the elections, reflecting the diversity and vibrant political landscape within the region. The elections presented an opportunity for citizens to select representatives who will play a crucial role in shaping local governance and addressing community needs.
As the vote-counting process unfolds, the Puntland Elections Committee is diligently working to determine the final outcomes of the elections. In the upcoming hours, the committee plans to announce the official results, shedding light on the distribution of votes and providing insights into the candidates who secured victory. This announcement will be eagerly awaited by the citizens of Puntland, as they anticipate the formation of their new district councils.
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