Peace, Unity, and Development Party

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Peace, Unity, and Development Party
Chairman Musa Behi
President of Somaliland Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo
Vice President of Somaliland Abdirahman Saylici
Founder Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo
Headquarters Hargeisa
Ideology Liberalism[1]
Democratic socialism
Social democracy
Political position Centre-left
International affiliation None
Regional affiliation Africa Liberal Network (observer)[1]
Parliament of Somaliland
28 / 82
Party flag
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The Peace, Unity and Development Party (Somali: Kulmiye Nabad, Midnimo iyo horumar iyo, Arabic: حزب التضامن‎‎), also known as Kulmiye, is the ruling political party in Somaliland, a self-declared republic that is internationally recognized as an autonomous region of Somalia.[2]


Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud, the Peace, Unity and Development Party's founder.

In the presidential elections of 14 April 2003, its candidate Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud won 42.1% of the popular vote. He was narrowly defeated by Dahir Riyale Kahin.

In parliamentary elections held on 29 September 2005, the party won 34.1% of the vote and 28 out of 82 seats.

Mohamoud and his running mate Abdirahman Saylici were more successful in the 2010 presidential election, and soundly defeated Kahin.

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  1. ^ a b "ALN Member Parties". Africa Liberal Network. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Somalia". World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 

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