List of Presidents of Somaliland

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President of the Republic of Somaliland
Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud Silanyo - Chatham House 2010.jpg
Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud

since 27 July 2010 (2010-07-27)
Style His Excellency (if male)
Mr. President (if male)
Residence Presidential Palace - Qasriga Madaxtooyada JSL
Seat Hargeisa (1991–present)
Appointer Direct election
Term length Two consecutive 5-year terms
Constitution of Somaliland
Constituting instrument Constitution of the Republic of Somaliland
Formation 18 May 1991 (1991-05-18)
First holder Abdirahman Ahmed Ali Tuur as the first President in 1991
Deputy Abdirahman Saylici
Website (in English)
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This is a list of Presidents of the Republic of Somaliland, a self-declared republic that is internationally recognized as an autonomous region of Somalia.[1][2] The Republic of Somaliland regards itself as the successor state to British Somaliland, which was independent for a few days in 1960 as the State of Somaliland.[3][4] The President of the Republic of Somaliland is an executive head of state, also functioning as the head of government. There is no Prime Minister.


Term of Office President
Portrait Party
28 May 1991 –
16 May 1993
Abdirahman Ahmed Ali Tuur
Tuur.jpg Somali National Movement (SNM)
16 May 1993 –
3 May 2002
Muhammad Haji Ibrahim Egal
Mohammed Haaji Ibrahim Cigaal.jpg Somali National Movement (SNM)
(until July 2001)
United Peoples' Democratic Party (UDUB)
3 May 2002 –
27 July 2010
Dahir Riyale Kahin
Dahir Riyale Kahin.jpg United Peoples' Democratic Party (UDUB)
27 July 2010 –
Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud
Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud Silanyo - Chatham House 2010.jpg Peace, Unity, and Development Party (KULMIYE)

Latest election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 26 June 2010 Somaliland presidential election results
Candidate Running mate Party Votes %
Ahmed Mahamoud Silanyo Abdirahman Saylici KULMIYE 266,906 49.59
Dahir Riyale Kahin Ahmed Yusuf Yasin UDUB 178,881 33.23
Faysal Cali Warabe Mohammad Rashid UCID 92,459 17.18
Valid votes 538,246 100.00
Invalid votes not reported
Total 538,246 100.00
Electorate and turnout 1,069,914 50.31
Source: Somaliland National Electoral Commission (PDF)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Transitional Federal Charter of the Somali Republic" (PDF). University of Pretoria. 2004-02-01. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 December 2008. Retrieved 2010-02-02.  "The Somali Republic shall have the following boundaries. (a) North; Gulf of Aden. (b) North West; Djibouti. (c) West; Ethiopia. (d) South south-west; Kenya. (e) East; Indian Ocean."
  2. ^ Gettleman, Jeffrey (2009-06-02). "No Winner Seen in Somalia's Battle With Chaos". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  3. ^ "Somaliland Marks Independence After 73 Years of British Rule" (fee required). The New York Times. 1960-06-26. p. 6. Retrieved 2008-06-20. 
  4. ^ "How Britain said farewell to its Empire". BBC News. 23 July 2010. 

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