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1999 Djiboutian presidential election

Presidential elections were held in Djibouti on 9 April 1999. Following the retirement of Hassan Gouled Aptidon, who had served as President since independence in 1977, his nephew Ismail Omar Guelleh won the nomination of the ruling People's Rally for Progress. His only opponent was Ahmed-Idriss Moussa who ran as an independent, with the support of the National Democratic Party-Democratic Renewal Party coalition. The result was victory for Guelleh, who won 74% of the vote.[1]


Candidate Party Votes %
Ismail Omar Guelleh People's Rally for Progress 76,853 74.02
Ahmed-Idriss Moussa Independent 26,972 25.98
Invalid/blank votes 1,200 -
Total 105,025 100


  1. ^ Elections in Djibouti African Elections database