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.[1][2][3][4][5]

Latest elections[edit]

Presidential elections[edit]

CandidateRunning matePartyVotes%
Muse Bihi AbdiAbdirahman SayliciPeace, Unity, and Development Party305,90955.10
Abdirahman Mohamed AbdullahiMohamed AliWaddani226,09240.73
Faysal Ali WarabeAbdi Ahmed Musa AbyanFor Justice and Development23,1414.17
Valid votes555,14298.15
Invalid/blank votes10,4751.85
Total votes565,617100.00
Registered voters/turnout704,19880.32
Source: SLNEC

Parliamentary elections[edit]

Somaliland Chambre des representants 2005.svg
United Peoples' Democratic Party261,44939.0033
Peace, Unity, and Development Party228,32834.0628
For Justice and Development180,54526.9321
Valid votes670,32299.32
Invalid/blank votes4,5850.68
Total votes674,907100.00
Source: IRI

Past elections[edit]

2012 municipal elections[edit]

Source: https://media.africaportal.org/documents/Report-website-version.pdf

2010 presidential election[edit]

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

CandidateRunning matePartyVotes%
Ahmed Mahamoud SilanyoAbdirahman SayliciPeace, Unity, and Development Party266,90649.59
Dahir Riyale KahinAhmed Yusuf YasinUnited Peoples' Democratic Party178,88133.23
Faysal Cali WarabeMohammad RashidFor Justice and Development92,45917.18
Total votes538,246
Registered voters/turnout1,069,91450.31
Source: NEC, African Elections Database

2003 presidential election[edit]

CandidateRunning matePartyVotes%
Dahir Riyale KahinAhmed Yusuf YasinUnited Peoples' Democratic Party205,59542.08
Ahmed M. Mahamoud SilanyoAbdirahman SayliciPeace, Unity, and Development Party205,51542.07
Faysal Cali WarabeMohammad RashidFor Justice and Development77,43315.85
Valid votes488,54397.98
Invalid/blank votes10,0962.02
Total votes498,639100.00
Source: African Elections Database

2002 municipal elections[edit]

United Peoples' Democratic Party179,38940.76
Peace, Unity, and Development Party83,15818.90
For Justice and Development49,44411.24
Source: African Elections Database

2001 constitutional referendum[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 1,148,940 97.10
Against 34,302 2.90
Invalid/blank votes 4,591
Total 1,187,833 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,188,746 99.92
Source: African Elections Database

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Briefing paper: Somaliland voter cards distribution". Somaliland Press. 3 August 2017. Archived from the original on August 9, 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  2. ^ Somaliland: “Presidential and Parliament Elections Slated for March 2017 Archived November 21, 2015, at the Wayback Machine Somaliland Sun, 10 September 2015
  3. ^ "Opposition leader elected Somaliland president". Google News. AFP. Retrieved 2010-07-01.
  4. ^ Noor, Hussein Ali (28 April 2010). "Election officials back June poll in Somaliland". Hargeisa: Reuters. Retrieved 30 April 2010.
  5. ^ Elections in Somaliland African Elections Database

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