The Upper House in Somaliland has approved electoral recommendations agreed to by political parties in what could now see new MPs elected for the first time since 2005.
The Guurti (Upper House) endorsed the agreements which specifies that parliamentary and municipal elections be held within 2020.
The leaders of Kulmiye, Waddani and UCID political parties signed the agreeement July 12 ending a series of delays which saw the break-away region retain MPs elected in 2005 for about 15 years.
The approval by the Upper House sets the stage for the long-awaited elections which could coincide with similar exercise in Somalia.
Parliamentary elections are set to kick from November in Somalia with a new president being elected in early February.
Somaliland held presidential elections in December 2017.