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SOMALIA
House of the People

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GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARLIAMENTARY CHAMBER

Parliament name Federal Parliament
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Structure of parliament Unicameral
Affiliation to the IPU Yes
Affiliation date(s) 1963 - 1969
1980 - 1991
2006 - 2009
2013 -
LEADERSHIP
President Mohammed Sheikh Osman (Jawari) (M) 
Notes Elected on 28 August 2012.
Secretary General Abdikarim Buh (M) 
COMPOSITION
Members (statutory / current number) 275 / 275
PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN


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Women (current number) 38 (13.82%)
Mode of designation appointed 275
Notes Appointed: 275 members appointed by traditional leaders in consultation with their clans.
At least 30 per cent of seats are reserved for women.
Term 4 years
Last renewal dates 20 August 2012
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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 abdikarimbuh@yahoo.com
info@parliament.gov.so
Website
http://www.parliament.gov.so

ELECTORAL SYSTEM

Parliament name Federal Parliament
Structure of parliament Unicameral
LEGAL FRAMEWORK
Electoral law 1 August 2012
Provisional constitution
Mode of designation appointed 275
Constituencies N/A
Voting system : Appointed by traditional leaders on the basis of the 4.5 formula developed at a peace conference in Nairobi in 2004 so as to give equal quotas for representation in government to the four major clans, and a half-point to the fifth, the cluster of minority clans.
Voter requirements N/A
CANDIDATES
Eligibility - Citizenship of Somalia
- Aged between 25 and 75 years old
- Persons having completed a secondary school education
- Persons respecting Islamic values
- Persons having relevant experience.

Ineligibilities
- Persons having a criminal record
- Persons declared mentally incompetent
Incompatibilities N/A
Candidacy requirements N/A

LAST ELECTIONS

Parliament name Federal Parliament
Structure of parliament Unicameral
BACKGROUND
Dates of election / renewal (from/to) 20 August 2012
Timing and scope of renewal Following the adoption of the Provisional Constitution by the National Constituent Assembly on 1 August 2012, 215 of the 275-members of the House of the People (lower chamber) were sworn in on 20 August 2012.
N/A (appointed chamber)
STATISTICS
Voter turnout
Distribution of votes
Distribution of seats
Distribution of seats according to sex
Men

Women

Percent of women
237

38

13.82%
Distribution of seats according to age
Distribution of seats according to profession
Comments
Sources:
House of the People (29.09.2012)
http://unpos.unmissions.org

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