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Feb. 23, 2018 Confirmed

Djibouti

Republic of Djibouti

Election for Assemblée nationale (Djiboutian National Assembly)

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Djibouti: Djiboutian National Assembly, February 23, 2018

At stake in this election:

  • 65 seats in the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ismail Omar GUELLEH (since 8 May 1999)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil MOHAMED (since 1 April 2013)
  • Assembly: Unicameral National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 65 seats

Description of electoral system:

  • 52 members of the National Assembly are directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by a simple majority vote. 13 are directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by a proportional representation vote. Members serve 5-year terms.

Last Election:

  • The last elections for the Djiboutian National Assembly occurred in 2013. The Union for a Presidential Majority coalition won 43 seats, which was the largest share.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Center for United Democrats / Centre Démocrate Unifié Djiboutien
    • Leader: Omar Elmi KHAIREH
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Djibouti Development Party / Djiboutien pour le Développement
    • Leader: Mohamed Daoud CHEHEM
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Front for Restoration of Unity and Democracy / Front pour la Restauration de l'Unite Democratique
    • Leader: Ali Mohamed DAOUD
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Movement for Democratic Renewal and Development / Mouvement pour le Renouveau Démocratique et le Développement
    • Leader: Daher Ahmed FARAH
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • National Democratic Party / Parti National Démocratique
    • Leader: Aden Robleh AWALEH
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • People’s Rally for Progress / Rassemblement populaire pour le Progrès
    • Leader: Ismail Omar GUELLEH
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • People’s Social Democratic Party / Parti Populaire Social Démocrate
    • Leader: Hasna Moumin BAHDON
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Republican Alliance for Democracy / Alliance Républicaine pour la Démocratie
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Union for a Presidential Majority / Union pour la Majorité Présidentielle
    • Leader: Ismail Omar GUELLEH
    • Seats won in last election: 43
  • Union for Democracy and Justice / Union Djiboutienne pour la Démocratie et la Justice
    • Leader: Ilya Ismail GUEDI Hared
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Union for National Salvation / Union Pour Le Salut National
    • Leader: Ahmed Youssouf HOUMED
    • Seats won in last election: 21

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 865,267
  • Registered Voters: 191,103

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 426,240
  • Is Djibouti a signatory to CEDAW: No
  • Has Djibouti ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (2 December 1998)
  • Gender Quota: Yes
  • Female candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 7
  • Human Development Index Position: 172
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

  • Is Djibouti a signatory to CRPD: No
  • Has Djibouti ratified CRPD: Yes, accession (18 June 2012)
  • Population with a disability: 124,249