Parliamentary elections were held in Somalia on 30 December 1979. The elections were the first since 1969 and the first to be held under the new constitution approved in a referendum held in August, which had made the country a one-party state. As a result, the Somali Revolutionary Socialist Party (SRSP) was the only party to participate in the election, with voters being asked to vote yes or no to a single list of 171 candidates. A reported 99.95% of voters ultimately approved the list. The Assembly elected Siad Barre as President, who then nominated a further six members to the Assembly.
|Somali Revolutionary Socialist Party||3,982,532||99.95||171|
|Source: Inter-Parliamentary Union, Osman Haji,|
- ^ Dieter Nohlen, Michael Krennerich & Bernhard Thibaut (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p812 ISBN 0-19-829645-2
- ^ Somalia Inter-Parliamentary Union
- ^ Abdiwahid Osman Haji (2001) Somalia: A Chronology of Historical Documents 1827-2000, p10