Somaliland’s election results
In the comparatively peaceful, breakaway region of Somaliland, election officials announced Thursday that an opposition candidate won the presidential vote held in the self-declared republic last weekend.
The National Electoral Commission of Somaliland declared Ahmed Mohamud Silanyo the winner with 49.6 percent of the vote. Silanyo has said he hopes the election will help win Somaliland international recognition.
Somaliland declared its independence from Somalia in 1991 and has been a haven of relative peace and stability in northwest Somalia as the rest of Somalia has degenerated into chaos and anarchy.