For Justice and Development

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For Justice and Development
Leader Faysal Ali Warabe
Founder Faysal Ali Warabe
Founded 2001
Headquarters Hargeisa
Ideology Democratic socialism,
Social democracy
Political position Centre-left
International affiliation Socialist International (observer)[1]
Parliament of Somaliland
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For Justice and Development (Somali: Ururka Caddaalada iyo Daryeelka; UCID, Arabic: حزب العدالة والتنمية‎‎), also known as the Justice and Welfare Party, is the oldest political party in Somaliland, a self-declared republic that is internationally recognized as an autonomous region of Somalia.[2]


UCID was founded in 2001 by Somali politician Faysal Ali Warabe. He also serves as its Chairman.[3]

Based in Hargeisa, the political association came in third place in the 2003 regional elections, receiving 16% of votes.[3]

In the parliamentary elections held on 29 September 2005, the party won 26.9% of the vote and 21 out of 82 seats.

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  1. ^ "Member Parties of the Socialist International". Socialist International. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Somalia". World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 
  3. ^ a b "Faisal Ali Warabe". Africa Confidential. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 

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