Elections in Djibouti
gives information on election
and election results in Djibouti
elects a head of state
) and a legislature
at the national level. Until April 19, 2010, the president was elected for two six-year terms, until a change for the constitution was passed. Since then, there are no term limits, but the length of a term was reduced to five years. Also, candidates may not be older than 75 years old. The National Assembly
) has 65 members, 30 Somali
, 3 Gadabuursi
, 3 Isaaq
and 3 Daarood
) and 30 Afar
, elected for a five year term in multi party election.
Djibouti is a one party dominant state
with the People's Rally for Progress
(RPP) in power. Opposition parties
are allowed, but currently have no seats in the legislature.
2008 legislative elections
The opposition Union for a Presidential Majority (UMP) party boycotted the election, leaving all 65 seats to the ruling RPP. Voter turnout figures were disputed.
2005 Presidential election
On April 8, 2005, Ismail Omar Guelleh
was re-elected for a second term as President
of Djibouti. He won 100% of the ballots cast, and reportedly told Le Figaro
that he regretted "having no opponent".
2003 Parliamentary election
1999 Presidential election
On April 9, 1999, Ismail Omar Guelleh,... Read More