List of Presidents of Somaliland

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President of the Republic of Somaliland
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National Emblem of Somaliland
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Incumbent
Muse Bihi Abdi

since 13 December 2017 (2017-12-13)
Style His Excellency
Mr. President
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 Vice President of Somaliland
Website somalilandgov.com/somaliland-president/ (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.

List[edit]

Term of Office President
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Party
28 May 1991 –
16 May 1993
Abdirahman Ahmed Ali Tuur
(1931–2003)
Tuur.jpg Somali National Movement (SNM)
16 May 1993 –
3 May 2002
Muhammad Haji Ibrahim Egal
(1928–2002)
Mohammed Haaji Ibrahim Cigaal.jpg Independent
(until 2001)
United Peoples' Democratic Party (UDUB)
3 May 2002 –
27 July 2010
Dahir Riyale Kahin
(1952–)
Dahir Riyale Kahin.jpg United Peoples' Democratic Party (UDUB)
27 July 2010 –
13 December 2017
Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud
(1936–)
Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud Silanyo - Chatham House 2010.jpg Peace, Unity, and Development Party (KULMIYE)
13 December 2017 –
present
Muse Bihi Abdi
(1947–)
Musabehi123.jpg Peace, Unity, and Development Party (KULMIYE)

Latest election[edit]

On 21 November, 2017 the NEC anounoced that Muse Bihi Abdi of the ruling Kulmiye party polled 55.1% of votes to emerge winner. His closest contender was Abdirahman Irro of the Waddani party who polled 40.7% with Faysal Ali Warabe finishing last with 4.2% of votes.[5]

Candidate Party Votes %
Muse Bihi Abdi Peace, Unity, and Development Party 305,909 55.10
Abdirahman Mohamed Abdullahi Waddani 226,092 40.73
Faisal Ali Warabe For Justice and Development 23,141 4.17
Invalid/blank votes
Total 555,142 100
Registered voters/turnout 80
Source: Somalia Update

See also[edit]

References[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. 
  5. ^ Somaliland ruling party candidate wins Nov. 13 polls – media reports AFrica News, 21 November 2017

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