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.

SECOND LOCAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS 28/112012

The Presidential Candidate (Party)
National Total
UMADDA
94,689
UCID
105,105
KULMIYE
244,795
DALSAN
44,680
RAYS
83,596
WADDANI
163,789
XAQSOOR
74,204
Local Council Elections
maroodi-jeex
314663

Total Votes

AWDAL
114459

Total Votes

SAAXIL
57251

Total Votes

TOGDHEER
160460

Total Votes

SANAAG
114642

Total Votes

SOOL
4983

Total Votes