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List of presidents of Somaliland

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This is a list of presidents of the Republic of Somaliland, a self-declared republic that is internationally recognized as an autonomous region of Somalia.[1][2] The Republic of Somaliland regards itself as the successor state to British Somaliland, which was independent for a few days in 1960 as the State of Somaliland.[3][4] The President of the Republic of Somaliland is an executive head of state, also functioning as the head of government. There is no prime minister.

President of the Republic of Somaliland
Madaxweynaha Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland
رئيس جمهورية أرض الصومال
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Muse Bihi Abdi

since 13 December 2017 (2017-12-13)
StyleHis Excellency
Mr. President
ResidencePresidential Palace - Qasriga Madaxtooyada JSL
SeatHargeisa (1991–present)
AppointerDirect election
Term lengthTwo consecutive 5-year terms
Constitution of Somaliland
Constituting instrumentConstitution of the Republic of Somaliland
Formation18 May 1991 (1991-05-18)
First holderAbdirahman Ahmed Ali Tuur as the first President in 1991
DeputyVice President of Somaliland (in English)


Term of Office President
Portrait Party
1 28 May 1991 –
16 May 1993
Abdirahman Ahmed Ali Tuur
  Somali National Movement (SNM)
16 May 1993 –
3 May 2002
Muhammad Haji Ibrahim Egal
(until 2001)
2 United Peoples' Democratic Party (UDUB)
3 3 May 2002 –
27 July 2010
Dahir Riyale Kahin
  United Peoples' Democratic Party (UDUB)
4 27 July 2010 –
13 December 2017
Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud
  Peace, Unity, and Development Party (KULMIYE)
5 13 December 2017 –
Muse Bihi Abdi
  Peace, Unity, and Development Party (KULMIYE)

Latest electionEdit

On 21 November 2017 the NEC anounoced that Muse Bihi Abdi of the ruling Kulmiye party polled 55.1% of votes to emerge winner. His closest contender was Abdirahman Irro of the Waddani party who polled 40.7% with Faysal Ali Warabe finishing last with 4.2% of votes.[5]

Candidate Party Votes %
Muse Bihi Abdi Peace, Unity, and Development Party 305,909 55.10
Abdirahman Mohamed Abdullahi Waddani 226,092 40.73
Faisal Ali Warabe For Justice and Development 23,141 4.17
Invalid/blank votes
Total 555,142 100
Registered voters/turnout 80
Source: Somalia Update

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "The Transitional Federal Charter of the Somali Republic" (PDF). University of Pretoria. 1 February 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 December 2008. Retrieved 2 February 2010. "The Somali Republic shall have the following boundaries. (a) North; Gulf of Aden. (b) North West; Djibouti. (c) West; Ethiopia. (d) South south-west; Kenya. (e) East; Indian Ocean."
  2. ^ Gettleman, Jeffrey (2 June 2009). "No Winner Seen in Somalia's Battle With Chaos". New York Times. Retrieved 2 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Somaliland Marks Independence After 73 Years of British Rule" (fee required). The New York Times. 26 June 1960. p. 6. Retrieved 20 June 2008.
  4. ^ "How Britain said farewell to its Empire". BBC News. 23 July 2010.
  5. ^ Somaliland ruling party candidate wins Nov. 13 polls – media reports AFrica News, 21 November 2017

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