Monday, October 5, 2015

Somaliland: The Strains of Success

The International Crisis Group published on 5 October 2015 an analysis titled "Somaliland: The Strains of Success." 

The study concludes that Somaliland's hybrid system of tri-party democracy and traditional clan-based governance has enabled the consolidation of state-like authority, social and economic recovery and, above all, relative peace and security but now needs reform.  While Somaliland has remained largely committed to democratic government, elections are increasingly fraught.  Now that elections are postponed, the government and its international supporters must find ways to support greater dialogue between political parties and key interest groups, particularly parliament's upper House of Elders (the Guurti) and the business community, or risk further fragmentation of authority. 

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