House of Elders

Golaha Guurtida
مجلس الشيوخ
Type
Type
History
Founded1993
Leadership
Speaker
Suleiman Mohamoud Adan
since August 28, 2004
Structure
Seats82 members
Length of term
6 years [1]
Meeting place
Hargeisa
Website
www.govsomaliland.org/hoe
Footnotes
House of Elders on Facebook

The House of Elders (Somali: Golaha Guurtida, Arabic: مجلس الشيوخ‎, romanizedmajlis ash-Shuyūkh), also known as the Guurti, is the upper house of the Parliament of Somaliland.[2][3] It has 82 members, representing traditional leaders. The House of Elders is mandated with considering bills proposed by the lower house of the parliament, the Somaliland House of Representatives.[4][5][6]

Somaliland National Charter of 1993 established bicameral legislature.[7] The term of office for the House of Elders is six years, but it has never been re-elected since it was founded in 1993.[8]

Speakers

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References

  1. ^ "Somaliland Constitution". www.somalilandlaw.com.
  2. ^ Republic of Somaliland: Country Profile 2021 (PDF). Somaliland Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. March 2021. p. 1. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 June 2021. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Golaha guurtida Somaliland goormey howlgab noqonayaan?". 21 January 2019 – via www.bbc.com.
  4. ^ Bahcheli, Tozun; Bartmann, Barry; Srebrnik, Henry (9 September 2004). De Facto States: The Quest for Sovereignty. Routledge. ISBN 1135771200 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ Salih, Mohamed Abdel Rahim Mohamed; Wohlgemuth, Lennart (4 June 1994). Crisis Management and the Politics of Reconciliation in Somalia: Statements from the Uppsala Forum, 17-19 January 1994. Nordic Africa Institute. ISBN 9789171063564 – via Google Books.
  6. ^ Gatimu, Carolyne (2004). Traditional Structures in Peace and Security Consolidation: The Case of the House of Elders (Guurti) in ‘Somaliland’.
  7. ^ "Somaliland International Democratization Support Strategy". www.iri.org. Retrieved 2021-02-05.
  8. ^ "Somaliland elections: Could polls help gain recognition?". bbc.com. 2021-05-31. Retrieved 2021-11-12.
  9. ^ https://www.econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/122230/1/66936990X.pdf