Xisbiga Midnimada Iyo Horumarinta Somaliland
Soomaalilaan waxay qaadatay hannaanka xisbiyada badan si looga baxo nidaamka reeraha isla markaana loo helo hoggaamiye hammi sare leh oo dalka meel sare ku hubsada. Kulmiye ayaa soo baxay si uu uga shaqeeyo guud ahaan danaha ummadda, una adeego baahidooda.
Kolkii la arkay baahida loo qabo xisbi qaran oo ku foogganaada danaha ummadda isla markaana dalka ka saara duruufihii adkaa ee waagaas, waxa la yagleelay xisbigan 2002-dii. Kolkii la aasaasay xisbiga waxa la isku keenay guud ahaan aqoonyahannadii waddanka si loo dejiyo siyaasadda xisbiga ee hoggaaminta dal curdin ah oo dagaallo ka soo baxay.
Xisbiga Kulmiye sidoo kale ka qayb qaatay doorashooyinkii baarlamaanka Soomaalilaan ee sannadkii 2005-tii isagoo noqday xisbigii labaad ee ku guulaystay aqlabiyadda kuraasta.
Xisbiga Kulmiye wuxuu isagoo ogsoon muhiimadda ay leedahay qorshe cad oo doorasho loogu diyaar garoobo, wuxuu ummadda u soo bandhigay siyaasaddiisa uu ku hagayo dalka kaas oo uu meel kasta gaadhsiiyay kuna qanciyay dadka reer Soomaalilaan, taas ayaana keentay in xisbigu guul yaab leh ka soo hooyo doorashooyinkii madaxweyne ee sannadkii 2010-kii.
Somaliland took the multiparty system to get rid of the tribalism which was at the climax and get new, qualified and expert leaders for the country. Kulmiye Party rose when apparently saw the need for a new political party to represent the interests and needs of the people of Somaliland.
Having seen this, Kulmiye Party was established in 2002. From there, the party gathered the renowned scholars hailing from Somaliland to introduce the best policy to leading such a fragile country with fledgling democracy still its early stages of infancy. Kulmiye has ever since dreamed of actions that will bring the lilt and lift that inspires the nation and make his legacy forever in the history of Somaliland.
In 2003, the party ran for the first presidential election over his main rival – UDUB party. The party was defeated by only 80 votes and conceded the victory of the ruling party at that time. Kulmiye kept being on the track and developed his policy towards the country.
In 2005, the party ran for the parliamentary elections as many candidates were running under his ticket. The party won 28 out of the 82 seats and became the second largest party in the country.
Early 2010, the party profoundly and prudently observed the huge task of running an election without highly pondered manifesto and plans. Therefore, the party focused on conveying campaign’s platforms to the countryside and rural regions.
Despite this drawback, Kulmiye would be a supporting for the women’s voices in Somaliland, as the Party was the only party to appoint a woman as Vice-Chair. During the next elections, Kulmiye was rewarded by garnering the largest national votes, only less than the total votes the incumbent party obtained during the previous presidential election. Through his stewardship, the Kulmiye Party has grown to be the largest party in Somaliland. Despite the ruling party’s continuous hold to power after its term expired, and its unwillingness to hold free and fair elections, Silanyo, the chairman of the party, continued to pursue political change through the democratic process by working closely with traditional elders and the international community, whose interest is peace and stability in the Horn of Africa. Thus, when he ran as the Kulmiye Party candidate for president he was able to defeat incumbent President Dahir Rayaale Kahin of the United Peoples’ Democratic Party (UDUB) in the 2010 presidential election.