Under the rule of law, governmental and Political leader’s powers are limited by law and can be exercised only on the basis of law. According to Somaliland Constitution, the Judiciary and legislature branches are responsible to limit the power, check and balance to the executive and other political leader’s power exercises. Also, the president is the highest official who is responsible for protecting the law. In May 2001, Somaliland people approved the current constitution in a referendum, with 97% of the people voting in favor of it, setting the stage for the establishment of multiparty democratic system with a bicameral national assembly, an independent judicial system, Executive and local governments.
Center for Policy Analysis: Politicizing the Election Process