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15 December 2002 Local Elections in Somaliland
 
National Summary

Registered Voters

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Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

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Invalid/Blank Votes

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Total Valid Votes

440,067

Political Organization Number of Votes % of Votes
Unity of Democrats Party (UDUB) 179,389 40.76%
Peace, Unity, and Development Party (KULMIYE) 83,158 18.90%
Justice and Welfare Party (UCID) 49,444 11.24%
Somaliland Alliance for Islamic Democracy (SAHAN) 47,942 10.89%
Champions for Peace and Prosperity (HORMOOD) 40,538 9.21%
Alliance for Salvation and Democracy (ASAD) 39,596 9.00%
Note: The elections served two purposes. The first was to elect 23 district and municipal councils in Somaliland's six regions. The elected councils would in turn select mayors. The second purpose was to determine which parties would contest the presidential and parliamentary elections. The constitution limited the number of national political parties to three. In order to become a national party that could legally contest presidential and parliamentary elections, a political organization had to achieve 20% of the vote in four of Somaliland's six regions. If this threshold was not achieved then the three organizations with the largest popular vote would qualify to become parties. This formula was intended to ensure that the three parties represented a cross section of clans and avoided the emergence of clan-dominated parties as happened in 1969 when over 60 parties contested the election. Following the election, the Unity of Democrats Party (UDUB), Peace, Unity, and Development Party (KULMIYE), and the Justice and Welfare Party (UCID) became political parties.
 
Political Organization Names
Various sources provide different translations of the political organization names, other than the ones used in this page. Other names used include:
UDUB - Allied People's Democratic Party / Union of Democrats Party / United Democratic People's Party / National Alliance Democratic Party / For Unity, Democracy and Independence / Pillar
KULMIYE - The Gathering / Union and Development / Solidarity
UCID - For Justice and Development
SAHAN - Reconnaissance
HORMOOD - Pioneer / Vanguard
ASAD - Salvation and Development
 
Election Results by Region
 
 

Awdal Region

Hargeisa [Hargeysa] Region

Saaxil [Sahil] Region

Sanaag Region

Sool Region

Togdheer [Togdher] Region

 
 
Awdal Region

Registered Voters

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Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

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Invalid/Blank Votes

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Total Valid Votes

100,495

Political Organization Number of Votes % of Votes
Unity of Democrats Party (UDUB) 58,939 58.64%
Peace, Unity, and Development Party (KULMIYE) 13,679 13.61%
Alliance for Salvation and Democracy (ASAD) 8,727 8.68%
Justice and Welfare Party (UCID) 7,422 7.39%
Champions for Peace and Prosperity (HORMOOD) 7,229 7.19%
Somaliland Alliance for Islamic Democracy (SAHAN) 4,499 4.48%
 
Hargeisa [Hargeysa] Region

Registered Voters

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Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

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Invalid/Blank Votes

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Total Valid Votes

186,383

Political Organization Number of Votes % of Votes
Unity of Democrats Party (UDUB) 70,989 38.09%
Justice and Welfare Party (UCID) 30,676 16.46%
Peace, Unity, and Development Party (KULMIYE) 29,923 16.05%
Champions for Peace and Prosperity (HORMOOD) 29,104 15.62%
Somaliland Alliance for Islamic Democracy (SAHAN) 14,748 7.91%
Alliance for Salvation and Democracy (ASAD) 10,943 5.87%
 
Saaxil [Sahil] Region

Registered Voters

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Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

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Invalid/Blank Votes

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Total Valid Votes

27,234

Political Organization Number of Votes % of Votes
Unity of Democrats Party (UDUB) 13,502 49.58%
Peace, Unity, and Development Party (KULMIYE) 5,309 19.49%
Justice and Welfare Party (UCID) 2,900 10.65%
Alliance for Salvation and Democracy (ASAD) 2,281 8.38%
Somaliland Alliance for Islamic Democracy (SAHAN) 2,054 7.54%
Champions for Peace and Prosperity (HORMOOD) 1,188 4.36%
 
Sanaag Region

Registered Voters

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Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

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Invalid/Blank Votes

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Total Valid Votes

53,096

Political Organization Number of Votes % of Votes
Unity of Democrats Party (UDUB) 16,574 31.22%
Peace, Unity, and Development Party (KULMIYE) 13,701 25.80%
Somaliland Alliance for Islamic Democracy (SAHAN) 11,356 21.38%
Alliance for Salvation and Democracy (ASAD) 6,655 12.53%
Justice and Welfare Party (UCID) 3,401 6.40%
Champions for Peace and Prosperity (HORMOOD) 1,409 2.65%
 
Sool Region

Registered Voters

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Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

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Invalid/Blank Votes

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Total Valid Votes

6,261

Political Organization Number of Votes % of Votes
Peace, Unity, and Development Party (KULMIYE) 3,070 49.03%
Alliance for Salvation and Democracy (ASAD) 1,707 27.26%
Unity of Democrats Party (UDUB) 1,055 16.85%
Justice and Welfare Party (UCID) 224 3.58%
Champions for Peace and Prosperity (HORMOOD) 154 2.45%
Somaliland Alliance for Islamic Democracy (SAHAN) 51 0.81%
 
Togdheer [Togdher] Region

Registered Voters

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Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

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Invalid/Blank Votes

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Total Valid Votes

66,598

Political Organization Number of Votes % of Votes
Unity of Democrats Party (UDUB) 18,330 27.52%
Peace, Unity, and Development Party (KULMIYE) 17,476 26.25%
Somaliland Alliance for Islamic Democracy (SAHAN) 15,234 22.87%
Alliance for Salvation and Democracy (ASAD) 9,283 13.94%
Justice and Welfare Party (UCID) 4,821 7.23%
Champions for Peace and Prosperity (HORMOOD) 1,454 2.18%