National Assembly (Djibouti)

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National Assembly
6th National Assembly
Seats 65
Last election
22 February 2013
Meeting place
Assemblee Nationale, Djibouti
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The National Assembly, formerly known as the Chamber of Deputies, is the unicameral legislative branch of the government of Djibouti.


It consists of 65 members – 30 Somali (21 Issa) and 30 Afar – elected to serve five-year terms in multi-seat (4 to 37 each) constituencies. The first free multi-party parliamentary election since independence (1977) was held in 2003, with the ruling coalition, led by the People's Rally for Progress (RPP), receiving 62.7% of the vote.

Idriss Arnaoud Ali has been President of the National Assembly since 2003.


Ahmed Dini Ahmed 13 May 1977 - 13 July 1977
Saad Warsama Dirie 1977 - 1979
Abdoulkader Waberi Askar 1979 - 1993
Said Ibrahim Badoul 1993 - 2003
Idriss Arnaoud Ali 21 January 2003 - present

e • d Summary of the 8 February 2008 National Assembly of Djibouti election results
Parties and coalitions Votes % Seats
Union for the Presidential Majority (Union pour la Majorité Présidentielle) 103,463 94.06 65
Invalid/blank votes 6,536 5.94
Total (turnout 72.61%) 109,999   65
Source: AFP

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