Djibouti. In the February 8 parliamentary elections, the
government-friendly coalition won the Union Presidential
Majority (UMP) all 65 seats. The country's largest
opposition group, the Union for a Democratic Alternative
(UAD), boycotted the election and subsequently said it had
not been democratic. According to the government, turnout
was 73 percent.
In April, neighboring Eritrea mobilized troops along the
border near the village of Doumeira. Eritrea breached the
border and fighting broke out on June 10. Nine Djiboutian
soldiers were reported to have fallen. According to
Countryaah reports, the UN Security
Council condemned the fighting and in particular urged
Eritrea to control.