Parliamentary elections were due to be held in Somaliland in September 2010, and were eventually scheduled for 26 June 2015 along side the presidential elections, but due to the unpreparedness of the National elections Committee the Guurti extended the incumbent's term for a period of 21 months in early September 2015. In November 2015 Kulmiye party Chairman Musa Bihi was elected as the presidential candidate for the ruling Peace, Unity, and Development Party. Former long time House Speaker Abdirahman Mohamed Abdullahi, also known as Irro, is the presidential candidate for the Waddani Party. Abdullahi also previously co-founded the For Justice and Development (UCID) party. He is likewise the founder and Chairman of the Waddani party. The presidential candidate for the Justice and Development Party will be Faisal Ali Warabe. Warabe became the party's candidate after a long legal and political challenge between Warabe and original presidential candidate Jamal Ali Hussein, Warabe has unsuccessfully contested the two previous presidential elections. Jamaal Ali Hussein has since joined the Kulmiye party. Faisal remains the Chairman of the party as well as the presidential candidate of the Justice and Welfare party.
On 21 November 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.