Talk:Politics of Somaliland

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Opinion Piece[edit]

This is an editorial piece praising the 'Islamic Republic of Somaliland.' It is not an encyclopedia entry. I don't know if this can rewritten but I don't think it would be a bad idea to replace the whole thing. 141.166.229.162 (talk) 15:30, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

I've made some changes that hopefully have reduced the blatant cheering. 76.117.247.55 (talk) 06:21, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Laws and Judiciary[edit]

Also, this article lacks nothing about 'Somaliland's' laws, legal system, and judiciary. 141.166.229.162 (talk) 15:32, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was PAGE MOVED per discussion below, and per other similar articles. -GTBacchus(talk) 21:21, 28 February 2009 (UTC)


  • Politics and government of SomalilandPolitics of Somaliland — Government is a subsection of politics; all governmental issues are political. For this reason, the current title is redundant. Neelix (talk) 01:08, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
  • Politics is contention for power; government is exercise of power. The distinction between political and professional gov't employees reflects the different, tho complexly interacting, spheres. (And BTW, is anyone bothering to check what we do re other countries of similar size and age?)
    --Jerzyt 01:49, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
  • The definition of "politics" presented by Jerzy is more specific than the word normally suggests; the standard definition, according to the politics article, is inclusive of governmental issues, stating that politics consists of the "social relations involving authority or power." This is consistent with the categorization on Wikipedia: the "politics" category includes "government" as a subcategory. Also, it is standard practice on Wikipedia to create a "Politics of x" article for a country with a subsection called "Government", which, when it grows large enough, is created as its own article with the title "Government of x". There is no reason for this article to vary from established practice. Neelix (talk) 22:47, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. I'm not sure if it matters but the constituent articles of the template used with this article, Template:Politics of Africa, are almost all of the title format "Politics of XXXX". — AjaxSmack 17:58, 28 February 2009 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Important notice[edit]

The government section of the "Outline of Somaliland" needs to be checked, corrected, and completed -- especially the subsections for the government branches.

When the country outlines were created, temporary data (that matched most of the countries but not all) was used to speed up the process. Those countries for which the temporary data does not match must be replaced with the correct information.

Please check that this country's outline is not in error.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact The Transhumanist .

Thank you.

2010 Elections[edit]

Can someone with perhaps a bit more time than I update this article to include information on the 2010 elections? Cheers, 75.154.119.182 (talk) 16:10, 26 June 2010 (UTC)