General elections were to be held in Somaliland in June 2015 to elect the President and House of Representatives. In April 2013 the House of Elders voted to extend the parliamentary term for another two years, in order to align them with presidential elections. They were postponed in September 2015 due to the unpreparedness of the National elections Committee. They were to be held on the 27 March 2017 but were once more postponed by 6 months due to a drought in the region. The elections to elect the President and Vice President were eventually held on 13 November 2017. Incumbent President Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud Silanyo of the Peace, Unity, and Development Party (KULMIYE) did not run for a second term.