Parliament of Somaliland

Baarlamaanka Somaliland
البرلمان في ارض الصومال
Type
Type
Houses
House of Elders
House of Representatives
History
Founded1990 (1990)
Leadership
Speaker of the House of Elders
Meeting place
Hargeisa, Somaliland
Website
somalilandparliament.net

The Parliament of Somaliland consists of two chambers:

The current speakership position was established in the 1990s, following the formation of the Somaliland polity. Since August 2021 Abdirizak Khalif is the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Somaliland, while Said Mire Farah is the first deputy speaker and Ali Hamud the second deputy speaker.[1][2] The speaker of the House of Elders meanwhile is Suleiman Mohamoud Adan, who was elected in 2004.[3]

Somaliland held nationwide elections in May 2021 for the first time in more than 10 years. The Muslim-democratic Waddani party won a plurality in the election but fell short of a majority and allied with the centre-left Justice and Welfare Party to form a majority. [4]

References

  1. ^ "Somalia: Somaliland gets new speaker in chaotic election". 3 August 2021. Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  2. ^ Cakulle, Khadar Maxamed (3 August 2021). "Golaha Wakiilada Somaliland oo doortay guddoomiye" (in Somali). Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Somaliland: Guurti House Speaker 'Not Resigning'". 1 February 2020. Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Somaliland opposition win majority in first parliamentary vote since 2005". Reuters. 6 June 2021. Retrieved 6 June 2021.