Parliament of Somaliland

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The Parliament of Somaliland consists of two chambers:

The current speakership position was established in the 1990s, following the formation of the Somaliland polity. It is currently chaired by Abdirahman Mohamed Abdullahi "Irro", the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Somaliland's first elected parliament.[1] He also serves as the chairman of the Waddani Party, which is one of the three political parties in the Somaliland region.

Somaliland is expected to hold parliamentary elections in March 27th, 2017. These elections are expected to replace the 10 year parliament which had been sitting since 2005.

Somaliland Parliament

The 2005 parliament was elected by universal mandate of registered voters, and with the current registration drive for 2017 nearing completion, the voter rolls are expected to exceed those of 2005.

Photos of The Somaliland Parliament Buildings and The Chamber are posted below.


  1. "Somalia: Parliament Votes to Attend Conference in London". Garowe Online. 02-05-2012. Retrieved 20 July 2012. Check date values in: |date= (help)
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