Saturday, January 18, 2003

Somaliland's upper house extends government term until 15th May
HARGEISA, 19 JAN 2003--The Upper House of Somaliland has today given a fresh lease of life to the government until May 15 to allow political parties to get sufficient time to prepare for the Presidential elections to be held on March 31. The extension was also in tune with the proposal of the Election Commission to postpone the elections from January 23 to March 31. The House said that it made the decision after extensive consultations with the national political parites. The goverment's original term was to expire by the end of January 2003.

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