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.

15 DECEMBER 2002: SOMALILAND'S FIRST LOCAL ELECTIONS

Political Association
National Total
Unity of Democrat Society Party (UDUB)
179,389
Peace, Development and Unity Party (KULMIYE)
83,158
Justice and Welfare Party (UCID)
49,444
Somaliland Alliance for Islamic Democracy (SAHAN)
47,942
Champions for Peace and Prosperity (HORMOOD)
40,538
Alliance for Salvation and Democracy (ASAD)
39,596
Somaliland Local Council Elections
MAROODI-JEEX
186383

Total Votes

AWDAL
100495

Total Votes

SAAHIL
27234

Total Votes

SANAAG
53096

Total Votes

SOOL
6261

Total Votes

TOGDHEER
66598

Total Votes