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 was President of the National Assembly from 2003 until his death in 2015. He was succeeded by Mohamed Ali Houmed.


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 - 12 February 2015
Mohamed Ali Houmed, 1 March 2015 - 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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