House of Representatives (Somaliland)

Summary

House of Representatives

Golaha Wakiilada
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Type
Type
History
Founded1991[1]
Leadership
Speaker
Bashe Mohamed Farah
since August 2017
Structure
Seats82 members
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Political groups
     UDUB (33)

     KULMIYE (28)

     UCID (21)
Length of term
5 years
Elections
Last election
2005
Next election
2020
Meeting place
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Hargeisa
Website
somalilandparliament.net
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The House of Representatives (Somali: Golaha Wakiilada) is the lower house of the de facto state of Somaliland.

Overview

The interim House of Representatives was formed in 1991, and driven by Somali National Movement.[1] Somaliland National Charter of 1993 established bicameral legislature.[2] The current House of Representatives was formed following parliamentary elections held on 29 September 2005. It has a total of 82 members. The latter include the Speaker of the House, Bashe Mohamed Farah.[3] MPs are elected in six multi-member constituencies, using the party-list proportional representation system for a five-year term.

Speakers

Latest election

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Party Votes % Seats
For Unity, Democracy, and Independence 261,449 39.00 33
Peace, Unity, and Development Party 228,328 34.06 28
For Justice and Development 180,545 26.93 21
Invalid/blank votes 4,585
Total 674,907 100 82
Source: IRI

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "History". January 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "Somaliland International Democratization Support Strategy".
  3. ^ "Bashe Mohamed Farah elected Speaker of Somaliland's House of Representatives". The National Somaliland. Archived from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Former Speaker of Somaliland's House of Representatives, Ambassador Qaybe Dies | Somalidiasporanews.com".
  5. ^ a b "Somaliland Parliament picks Bashe Mohamed a new Speaker". Garowe Online.