Parliament of Somaliland

The Parliament of Somaliland consists of two chambers:

Parliament of Somaliland

Baarlamaanka Somaliland
البرلمان في ارض الصومال
Currently Dissolved
Coat of arms or logo
HousesSeal of the Somaliland House of Elders.svg House of Elders
Seal of the Somaliland House of Representatives.svg House of Representatives
Founded1990 (1990)
Meeting place
Hargeisa, Somaliland

The current speakership position was established in the 1990s, following the formation of the Somaliland polity. Since August 2017 Bashe Mohamed Farah is the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Somaliland, replacing Abdirahman Mohamed Abdullahi.[1][2] He also serves as the chairman of the Waddani Party, which is one of the three political parties in the Somaliland Republic.

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

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.


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  2. ^ "Bashe Mohamed Farah elected speaker of Somaliland's House of Representatives". The National Somaliland. 06-08-2017. Archived from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2012. Check date values in: |date= (help)