The President of the USN and the President of the CDU last night signed an agreement making the CDU part of the USN coalition.
The USN is now formed by 8 Djiboutian political parties, united by a common vision for a democratic Djibouti.
Critically, the agreement and join effort will allow the USN to challenge the result of the 22 February Djiboutian legislative elections announced by the Government.
In an announcement, the Constitutional Council declared 49.40 % for the UMP; 47.61 % for the USN; 2.99 % for the CDU.
To challenge the hold up in full publication of the electoral results, which were due to be published on Thursday in La Nation the USN and the CDU have joined forces to say they have the majority 50.60 % (47.61+2.99) and are entitled to 80% of the Parliament seats.
Mr Abdourahman Boreh said:
“This is a significant development in the political fall out post-legislative elections. The USN will now seek to form a full coalition government and will require the full support of international partners in securing the future of Djibouti.”