ANALYSIS OF FEMALE CANDIDATES IN BOTH LOCAL COUNCIL AND PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATES

COMPARISON OF 2012 AND 2021 LOCAL COUNCIL CANDIDATES

During the 2012 Local council Elections, 2260candidates registered to run 379 seats of the local councils of 23 Electoral Districts from 7 Political Associations and Political Parties, namely (UCID, Kulmiye, Wadani, Umadda, Xaqsoor, Dalsan and Rays). The number of male candidates were 2088 and 172 female candidates. But later on, it was elected only 323 local councils from 19 districts. 313 male candidates won the 2012 Local Council Elections with only 10 Female Candidates.

 

ELECTED FEMALE LOCAL COUNCILORS OF 2012

#Female CandidatesPartyDistrictRegion
1Fahiima Yuusuf Abdilaahi QuujeKulmiyeLaascaanoodSool
2Istaahil Mohamoud Aadan HirsiUCIDLaascaanoodSool
3Qamar Maxamed Saalax TaleexUmaddaCeerigaaboSanaag
4Kiin Saalax Xasan MaxamuudXaqsoorCeerigaaboSanaag
5Khadiija Xuseen Xasan AhmedWadaniSheikhSaaxil
6Kawsar Aw Cali Jaamac BulaaleXaqsoorSalaxleyM.Jeex
7Sahra Ahmed Abdilaahi XirsiUmaddaBoramaAwdal
8Nimco Ahmed Abdi HassanXaqsoorGebilayM.Jeex
9Cibaado Maax Cilmi KaahinKulmiyeGebilayM.jeex
10Muna Qorane Curaagte DiiriyeWadaniOodweyneTogdheer

FEMALE CANDIDATES OF 2012 LOCAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS

FEMALE ELECTED IN 2012 LOCAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS

After 9 years, only 15 female candidates are running for the Local Council Elections out of 552 candidates from three political parties namely UCID, Kulmiye and Wadani. In 2012 7.5% of the candidates were female out of 2080 candidates, while only 3% out of the 323 local councilors were elected. In this upcoming Elections, according to the final list from the National Electoral Commission, only 3% of female candidates are running out of the 552 candidates.

#Female CandidatesElectoral DistrictParty
1Suluukha Maxamed Xasan CabdalleLaascaanoodKulmiye
2Kiin Cali AskarXudunKulmiye
3Nimco Maxamed Cawaale OdowaaGebilayKulmiye
4Sahra Aw Cilmi Maxamuud GeelleBoramaKulmiye
5Hodan Khaliif Maxamed DubeCeerigaaboKulmiye
6Khadiija Axmed Aadan CaliBuuhoodleKulmiye
7Sucaad Warsame Maxamed CaliCeerigaaboUCID
8Faadumo Maaweel Ducaale IbraahinCeelafweynUCID
9Hadliya Maxamuud Ismaaciil DiiriyeBurcoUCID
10Hinda Cabdulaahi Xuseen KaahinSaylacUCID
11Xaawo Saalax Mire MaxamedTaleexWADANI
12Aamina Faarax Cali ShireTaleexWADANI
13Ikraan Axmed Ismaaciil CumarSalaxleyWadani
14Maryan Sh Daahir GeeleBoramaWadani
15Aamina Maxamed Jaamac MaxamedCeelafweynWadani

FEMALE IN PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATES

According to the Final List from the NEC, the number of Parliamentary candidates are 246 from all the 6 regions of Somaliland. Those 246 candidates are contesting the 82 seats of the House of Representatives. Only 13 Female Candidates are included the final list of the Parliamentary Candidates. 

No.Name of CandidateParliamentary CandidatePolitical Party
1Waris Xuseen CigeMPUCID
2Xaliimo Xuseen YuusufMPUCID
3Saado Jaamac AadanMPUCID
4Aamina Cilmi FariidMPUCID
5Canab Cabdi XirsiMPUCID
6Sacdiya Aw MuuseMPUCID
7Dalays Shire FaaraxMPKulmiye
8Samsam Maxamed CigeMPKulmiye
9Faadumo Amran Nuur CaliMPKulmiye
10Aamina Axmed SaalaxMPKulmiye
11Sucaad Ibraahin CabdiMPWadani
12Sucaad Carmiye OdowaaMPWadani
13Kubra Xasan MaxamedMPWadani

According to the Article 28 of the Code of Conduct, that the three political parties signed, and the September 3rd, 2020 agreement, the three political parties agreed to include 18 female candidates in their final list of the parliamentary candidates, each party to have 6 female candidates. Only UCID party included 6 female candidates in their Parliamentary list, both Wadani and Kulmiye included their list less than 6 female candidates.

There are many factors who caused the decrease of female candidates in local councils, including the increasing influence of traditional leaders in political parties, the financial problems, and many other factors. More about the challenges facing the women candidates, please read our report.