SOMALILAND ELECTION ROADMAP

introduction

Somaliland has held eight successful democratic elections, including three presidential elections (in April 2003, June 2010 and November 2017), two parliamentary elections (in September 2005, May 2021) and Three local council elections (in December 2002, November 2012 and May 2021). All aforementioned elections were conducted in a peaceful and inclusive manner, a very rare occurrence in this volatile Horn of Africa region, which is overwhelmingly dominated by long-sitting, undemocratic and authoritarian leaders.

Beyond that, in 2016, Somaliland conducted the most advanced voter registration processes in Africa, according to Abdikadir Iman Warsame, the former Chairman of the National Electoral Commission (NEC) of Somaliland, in which an iris-based biometric system was used for one of the first times anywhere in the world.

FIRST PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
14th April 2003

The Presidential Candidate (Party)
National Total
Daahir Rayaale Kaahin of (UDUB)
205,595
Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo of (KULMIYE)
205,515
Faysal Ali Waraabe of (UCID)
77,433
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Maroodi-Jeex
213956

Total Votes

Awdal
68396

Total Votes

Saaxil
31128

Total Votes

Sanaag
58781

Total Votes

Sool
9785

Total Votes

Togdheer
116046

Total Votes