Somali presidential election, 1986

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Presidential elections were held in Somalia on 23 December 1986, the first time a public election for President had been held. The country was a one-party state at the time, with the Somali Revolutionary Socialist Party (SRSP) as the sole legal political party. Its leader, incumbent President Siad Barre, was the only candidate. He was re-elected with fewer than 1,500 votes against his candidacy.[1]


Choice Votes %
Siad Barre 4,887,592 100
Against 1,486 0.0
Total 4,889,078 100
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p813 ISBN 0-19-829645-2