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Somaliland

Republic of Somaliland

3,500,000 1

Population (as of Jan. 1, 2009)

Elections in our database

704,198 80.32%

Registered Voters (as of June 20, 2018)

Average Turnout

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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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
President 2017-11-13 565,617 704,198 80.32%

Voter Turnout