Following the November 2017 elections, political parties in Somaliland continue to be engaged in a protracted political headlock, which locals have dubbed “walking in circles.” After numerous and unsuccessful efforts at local negotiations and mediation, the European Union Ambassador to Somalia, Mr. Nicolas Berlanga, brokered a political settlement between the three political parties on the 27th of February 2020 in Hargeisa for the second time in less than a year.

As a result, a seven-point agreement was signed by the leaders of the three political parties. This marks the third time that external intervention was required to resolve an internal political crisis. Two of these occasions were during President Bihi’s term, and were only months apart. ISIR Analytics presents the following Infographic which captures the chronology of events to remind our audience how political events unfolded since the last agreement was signed in July 2019.

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