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Somaliland

Republic of Somaliland

3,500,000 0

Population (as of Jan. 1, 2008)

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Name Official Name Type
Somaliland House of Elders Golaha Guurtida Upper House
Somaliland House of Representatives Golaha Wakiilada Lower House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ahmed Mahamoud SILANYO
  • Head of Government: President Ahmed Mahamoud SILANYO
  • Assembly: Somaliland has a bicameral Parliament (Baarlamaanka) consisting of the House of Elders (Golaha Guurtida) with 82 seats and the House of Representatives (Golaha Wakiilada) with 82 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by plurality vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • President is elected by plurality vote.
  • In the House of Elders (Golaha Guurtida) 82 members are reserved for tribal leaders to serve 5-year terms. In the House of Representatives (Golaha Wakiilada) 82 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 5-year terms.**

** Members are elected in 6 multi-member constituencies.

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