EISA Somalia: Somalia 2021/2 Election Update

The Somalia 2021/2 Election Update was set up to provide regular and reliable election related information for media, political parties, civil society organisations and other interested stakeholders for 2021/2 Somali Presidential elections, as well as the House of the People and Senate elections.

Countdown to Presidential Election


Results


House of the People


States Total number of seats Female Male Total Remaining Total Percentage Women Percentage
Southwest 69 13 56 69 0 100 18.84
Jubaland 43 8 35 43 0 100 18.60
Puntland 37 6 31 37 0 100 16.22
Galmudug 37 9 28 37 0 100 24,32
Somaliland 46 13 33 46 0 100 28,26
Hirshabelle 38 4 31 35 3 92 11.43
Banadir 5 1 4 5 0 100 20.00
Total 275 54 218 272 3 99 20.14

Table source

National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC) 2022.

Election timetable & key events


Election of the President: 15 May 2022
Registration of Presidential candidates begins 8 May 2022
President announces validation of Gedo region's last 16 MPs 8 May 2022
Election of Speaker and deputy speaker for both houses house: 26 & 27 April 2022
Speeches by the Candidates for the Chairperson and Vice-Chairmen of the BFS Upper House: 23 - 24 April 2022
Registration of Upper House Speaker Candidates (Hours: 09:00 Am to 04:00 pm): 19, 20 & 21 April
Parliament holds first session 16 April 2022
FEIT swears in 280 MPs: 14 April 2022
Conducting lower house elections: 1 Nov 2021 - 31 Mar 2022
Issuing Parliamentary membership certificate: 25 Nov 2021
Awareness and Preparation for Parliamentary elections: 10 - 25 Sep 2021
Completion of Upper House elections: 5 Sep 2021 - 18 Sep 2021
Preparation & Registration of the Committee for the Selection of Delegates & Candidates for the Election of the House of the People: 25 Sep 2021

Elections dates


Presidential (indirect): 15 May 2022
House of the People (indirect): 1 Nov 2021 - 31 Mar 2022
Senate (indirect): 25 - 28 Jul 2021

Resources


Schedule of Parliamentary Elections                                                                CSOs Election Situation Room

Schedule of Parliamentary Elections CSOs Election Situation Room                                                                                                  



Somalia Election Process House of the People                                   CSOs Election Situation Room
                              
Somalia Election Process House of the People CSOs Election Situation Room
















Communiqués from civil society


Nala Ogaada Preliminary Statement, 7 Jun 2022

Election Situation Room preliminary findings

Election Situation Room 2022 presidential elections brief

News, Insight & analysis


Interviewee: Antonetta Handimashe, Programme Manager-Peaceful Elections And Civil society Enhancement (PEACE) Project, EISA Somalia

Somaliland leadership in Mogadishu releases terms and guidelines for it LH poll", 30 Oct, [www] https://www.somalidispatch.com/latest-news/somaliland-leadership-in-mogadishu-releases-terms-and-guidelines-for-its-lh-poll/ (accessed 8 Nov 2021).

MTV Somali Channel 2021 "Somali Electoral Commission Releases Parliamentary Election Procedures", 17 Aug, [www] https://www.mtvsomali.com/somali-electoral-commission-releases-parliamentary-election-procedures/ (accessed 31 Aug 2021).

Related links


National Independent Electoral Commission
Federal Electoral Implementation Team