All three presidential candidates, Musa Bihi Abdi (Kulmiye), Abdirahman Mohamed Abdullahi Irro (Waddani), and Faisal Ali Waraabe (UCID), casted their ballots at the historical Hargeisa Exhibition Hall (Guriga Shaqaalaha).
The worldwide election observation mission (EOM), which has been invited by Somaliland's National Electoral Commission (NEC), said it will conduct its observation activities in accordance with the Declaration of Principles for global Election Observation, emphasizing the impartiality and independence of that observation.
Incumbent Ahmed Mohamud Silaanyo is not seeking re-election.
More than 700,000 registered voters are expected to cast their votes at more than 1,600 polling stations across Somaliland amid tight security in the peaceful enclave.
Authorities will block social media from when polls close at 6 p.m. until the victor is announced at an unspecified time, Information Minister Osman Abdilahi Sahardeed said by phone from Hargeisa, the main city.
The commission also shutdown all social media networks, an act which human rights organizations criticized. This made Hargeisa friendlier to those using their feet to reach polling stations.
"It is not only the election itself and the leader but the process and the fairness, the global community is looking at us and if we are smart enough, we will vote smoothly to show we are a democracy", he said. The vote in the former British protectorate, which cut ties with the wider Horn of Africa country in 1991 amid a civil war, was initially scheduled for 2015 but delayed because of drought, garnering criticism from nations including the U.S.
In 1991, after years of bitter war with the government in Mogadishu, it declared independence from the rest of the country, and has long hoped for global recognition.
While anarchic southern Somalia has been riven by years of fighting between multiple militia forces and Islamist violence, Somaliland has enjoyed relative peace.
Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Somaliland has blocked social media to prevent the spread of rumours as the counting of votes begins to decide the region's fifth president, AP reports.
Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-six have given a buy rating to the company's stock. Barometer Capital Management Inc increased Fortive Corp stake by 66,500 shares to 88,150 valued at $5.58 million in 2017Q2.
The firm has a market capitalization of $2,475.15, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.16, a P/E/G ratio of 1.41 and a beta of 1.10. The stock of American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO ) has "Hold" rating given on Monday, January 25 by BB&T Capital.
Spurs are in third place in the Premier League table but level on points with Manchester United after 11 games. Tottenham finished above Arsenal last season for the the first time since the 1994/95 campaign.
Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott will break from Row 2 as the Cup Championship Playoffs' Round of 8 reaches its conclusion. Elliott trails by 49 points, with defending and seven-time series champion Johnson 51 points behind.
The purchase of existing shares will be conducted through a tender-offer process, which could take at least a month to finalize. Over the weekend, Uber had confirmed that it has closed an investment deal with Softbank Group and Dragoneer Investment group.
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In 2012, Feng captured her only career major title when she earned a two-stroke win at the Wegmans LPGA Championship. I'm pretty happy with what's happened", an optimistic Jutanugarn said after the final round.
Looking at some alternate time periods, the 12 month price index is 1.6309, the 24 month is 2.36082, and the 36 month is 1.58676. The stock of Marvell Technology Group Ltd . (NASDAQ:MRVL) has "Overweight" rating given on Wednesday, August 31 by Stephens.
Carolina RW Lee Stempniak (upper body) was placed on injured reserve after getting hurt Friday during his AHL conditioning stint. Jeff Skinner added another tally with just a few seconds left in the game for his team leading ninth goal of the season.
Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Rite Aid Corporation by 34.2% in the third quarter. Royal Bank Of Canada began coverage on shares of Rite Aid Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th.
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Tesco gets green light for £3.7bn Booker takeover
The Competition and Markets Authority has provisionally cleared Tesco's £3.7 billion merger with the cash-and-carry group Booker. In a brief statement, Tesco welcomed the CMA news, adding that it expected the Booker takeover to complete in early 2018.
Bob Dylan's guitar sold for over R5.2 million
This was only the second known Dylan guitar to come to auction, and the winning bidder has requested to remain anonymous. Bob Dylan's main 1970s acoustic guitar sold at auction over the weekend - for substantially more than was anticipated.
J&K: Soldier, militant killed in Kulgam; encounter underway
The gunfights erupted in Kulgam and Pulwama districts, south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. Since their independence from Britain, the two countries have fought three wars, two exclusively over Kashmir.
Analysts See $1.81 EPS for Home Depot Inc (HD)
The Dow 30 ended last week at 23,422.21, up 18.5% year to date, and it set an all-time intraday high of 23,602.12 on November 7. It improved, as 38 investors sold HD shares while 632 reduced holdings. 120 funds opened positions while 517 raised stakes.