Waddani Language Watch Edit This article needs additional citations for verification Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed Find sources Waddani news newspapers books scholar JSTOR August 2017 Learn how and when to remove this template message The Somaliland National Party Somali Xisbiga Waddani lit Patriotic Party sometimes referred to as the Waddani National Party and better known by its shortened Somali form Waddani is a political party in Somaliland The party was founded by Abdirahman Mohamed Abdullahi Irro in 2012 ahead of the second municipal elections later that year 1 Somaliland National Party Xisbiga WaddaniLeaderAbdirahman Mohamed AbdullahiFounderAbdirahman Mohamed AbdullahiFounded2012Split fromUCIDHeadquartersHargeisaIdeologyNationalism Populism Islamic democracyHouse of Representatives31 82Local councillors79 220Party flagWebsitewaddani party wbr orgPolitics of SomalilandPolitical partiesElections The party is populist according to Adele Stebach Europe Elects economically it leans left defending the establishment of a universal healthcare system public investment and doubling resources in education It is progressive on issues regarding minority rights and fundamental freedoms such as proposing a quorum of 30 of women in Parliament The party also supports greater decentralisation Additionally the party places great importance on Islamic moral and cultural heritage and intends to give it a more important place in the education system and in the establishment of laws The party s economic and diplomatic policy is also more nationalist than that of its rivals and this nationalism also applies to issues of defense with the party promising to increase funding dedicated to the army 2 3 The constitution of Somaliland only allows for the top three political parties to contest elections to avoid the previous proliferation of clan based parties in the 1960s 4 Waddani became one of the three in 2012 replacing the United Peoples Democratic Party UDUB 5 Clans are important in Somaliland politics According to the ISS Waddani s base is the Habar Unis sub clan of Isaaq the sub clan of the founder Abdirahman Mohamed Abdullahi 5 Contents 1 2017 Somaliland presidential election 2 2021 Somaliland parliamentary election 3 See also 4 Notes 5 External links2017 Somaliland presidential election EditMain article 2017 Somaliland presidential election Presidential elections were held on 13 November 2017 the third direct presidential election since 2003 General elections had been scheduled to be held on 27 March 2017 to elect both the President and House of Representatives 6 but were postponed by six months due to the drought condition in the region 7 The elections to elect the President and Vice President were eventually held separately on 13 November 8 Incumbent President Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud of the Peace Unity and Development Party Kulmiye did not run for a second term The result was a victory for ruling Kulmiye party candidate Muse Bihi Abdi who received 55 of the vote Candidate Party Votes Muse Bihi Abdi Peace Unity and Development Party 305 909 55 10Abdirahman Mohamed Abdullahi Waddani 226 092 40 73Faisal Ali Warabe For Justice and Development 23 141 4 17Invalid blank votes 10 475 Total 565 617 100Registered voters turnout 704 198 80 32Source SLNEC2021 Somaliland parliamentary election EditMain article 2021 Somaliland parliamentary election Parliamentary elections were held in Somaliland on 31 May 2021 the first since 2015 9 On 6 June it was announced that Waddani had received 31 out of 82 seats and it will form a coalition with the Justice and Welfare Party UCID 10 The coalition will have 51 seats combined compared to previous ruling party Kulmiye which has only 30 11 PartyVotes Seats Waddani31NewKulmiye Peace Unity and Development Party30 2Justice and Welfare Party210Total820Registered voters turnout1 065 847 Source ReutersSee also EditList of political parties in SomalilandNotes Edit About Waddani Xisbiga Waddani 1 August 2017 Retrieved 20 June 2020 Stebach Adele 31 May 2021 Somaliland Parliamentary Elections Peace and Democracy Europe Elects Retrieved 1 June 2021 Barnaamijka Xisbiga Xisbiga Waddani in Somali 2017 Archived from the original on 23 June 2020 Retrieved 1 June 2021 A Vote for Change Somaliland s Two Decades Old Electoral Democracy PDF Academy for Peace and Development May 2021 Retrieved 8 June 2021 a b Omar S Mahmood Mohamed Farah October 2017 High stakes for Somaliland s presidential elections PDF Institute for Security Studies Retrieved 7 June 2021 Somaliland Presidential and Parliament Elections Slated for March 2017 Archived 21 November 2015 at the Wayback Machine Somaliland Sun 10 September 2015 Somalia Presidential election postponed in Somaliland Garowe Online 17 January 2017 Retrieved 22 February 2017 Maruf Harun 13 November 2017 Voting Begins in Somaliland in Third Presidential Election Since 2003 VOA Somaliland holds first parliamentary vote since 2005 Reuters 31 May 2021 Retrieved 3 June 2021 Somaliland opposition win majority in first parliamentary vote since 2005 Reuters 6 June 2021 Retrieved 6 June 2021 Somaliland s Opposition Parties Forge new Alliance Somaliland Standard 6 June 2021 Retrieved 7 June 2021 External links EditWaddani websiteRetrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Waddani amp oldid 1028035180, wikipedia, wiki, book,


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