Democracy in Somalia

Democracy Ratings

Freedom House 2018

Score:

7 out of 7

(where lower scores are more democratic)

Freedom Status:

Not Free

EIU Democracy Index 2017

Score:

No Data

(where higher scores are more democratic)

World Ranking:

No Data

Polity IV 2016

Score:

5

(from -10 to 10, where higher scores are more democratic)

Category:

Open Anocracy

Political System

System of Government Parliamentary
Last Legislative Election

1984

(2017)

Next Legislative Election

2021

Results

Last Legislative election (2017)
Candidate (Party) Votes (%)
1st round 2nd round
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud 88 184
Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed 72 97
Sharif Sheikh Ahmed 49 45
Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke 37

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