Elections in Somaliland

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Somaliland elects on national level a head of state (the president) and a legislature. The president is elected by the people for a five-year term. The Parliament (Baarlamaanka) has two chambers. The House of Representatives (Golaha Wakiilada) will have 82 members, elected for a five-year term. The House of Elders (Golaha Guurtida) will have 82 members, representing traditional leaders. Somaliland has a multi-party system, with numerous parties in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.

Latest elections[edit]

2010 Presidential Election[edit]

Elections were delayed several times due to instability, and were finally held on 26 June 2010.

e • d Summary of the 26 June 2010 Somaliland presidential election results
Candidate Running mate Party Votes %
Ahmed Mahamoud Silanyo Abdirahman Saylici KULMIYE 266,906 49.59
Dahir Riyale Kahin Ahmed Yusuf Yasin UDUB 178,881 33.23
Faysal Cali Warabe Mohammad Rashid UCID 92,459 17.18
Valid votes 538,246 100.00
Invalid votes not reported
Total 538,246 100.00
Electorate and turnout 1,069,914 50.31
Source: Somalilandpress Somaliland National Electoral Commission (PDF)

2005 Parliamentary election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 28 September 2005 House of Representatives of Somaliland election results
Parties Votes % Seats
UDUB For Unity, Democracy, and Independence (Ururka dimuqraadiga ummadda bahawday) 261,449 39.0 33
KULMIYE Peace, Unity, and Development Party (KULMIYE Nabad, Midnimo iyo horumar) 228,328 34.1 28
UCID For Justice and Development (Ururka Caddaalada iyo Daryeelka) 180,545 26.9 21
Total 680,322 100.0 82
Invalid votes 4,585
Total votes cast 674,907
Source: IRI

2003 Presidential election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 14 April 2003 Somaliland presidential election results
Candidates - Nominating parties Votes %
Dahir Riyale Kahin - For Unity, Democracy, and Independence 205,595 41.23
Ahmed M. Mahamoud Silanyo - Peace, Unity, and Development Party 205,515 41.21
Faysal Cali Warabe - For Justice and Development 77,433 15.52
Valid votes 488,543 98.0
Invalid votes 10,096 2.0
Total (Turnout ?%) 498,639 100.0
Source: African elections

Past elections[edit]

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