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Upper House (Upper House)

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARLIAMENTARY CHAMBER

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Parliament name Federal Parliament Parliamentary building
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Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name Upper House
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) House of the People
Affiliation to the IPU Yes
Affiliation date(s) 1963 - 1969
1980 - 1991
2006 - 2009
2013 -
LEADERSHIP
President

Abdi Hashi Abdilahi (M) 

Notes Elected on 22 Jan. 2017.
Secretary General (vacant)  
COMPOSITION
Members (statutory / current number) 54 / 54
PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN

Percentage of women
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Women (current number) 13 (24.07%)
Mode of designation indirectly elected 54
Notes Indirectly elected by state assemblies.

The Upper House shall comprise no more than 54 members drawn from: the 18 regions that existed in Somalia before 1991; the current number of federal member states in Somalia. All federal member states shall have an equal number of representatives in the Upper House.

Three seats are reserved for the clans of Sool, Eastern Sanaag and Buuhoodle. One of those seats belongs to minorities in the clan areas.
Two further seats are reserved for the Somaliland communities.
Term 4 years
Last renewal dates 23 October 2016
7 February 2017 (View details)
CONTACT INFORMATION
Address Federal Parliament*
Mogadishu, Somalia
*All communications should be sent by DHL to the address above, or by post to:

Federal Parliament of Somalia
c/o Somali Embassy in Kenya
Likoni Lane,
Off Dennis Pritt Road,
Kilimani P.O.Box 623- 00606.
Sarit Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
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Phone
Fax
E-mail info@parliament.gov.so
Website

This page was last updated on 17 March 2017
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