Elections in Somaliland

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Somaliland elects on national level a head of state (the president) and a legislature. The president is elected by the people for a five-year term. The Parliament (Baarlamaanka) has two chambers. The House of Representatives (Golaha Wakiilada) will have 82 members, elected for a five-year term. The House of Elders (Golaha Guurtida) will have 82 members, representing traditional leaders. Somaliland has a multi-party system, with numerous parties in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.

Latest elections[edit]

Presidential elections[edit]

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 10,475
Total 565,617 100
Registered voters/turnout 704,198 80.32
Source: SLNEC

Parliamentary elections[edit]

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Party Votes % Seats
For Unity, Democracy, and Independence 261,449 39.00 33
Peace, Unity, and Development Party 228,328 34.06 28
For Justice and Development 180,545 26.93 21
Invalid/blank votes 4,585
Total 674,907 100 82
Source: IRI

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