List of political parties in Somalia

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The following is a list of political parties in Somalia.


During the civilian administration which existed prior to the seizure of power by the Supreme Revolutionary Council (SRC) in 1969, there were a number of local political parties. Most notable of these early institutions was the Somali Youth League, the nation's first political organization. Upon assuming office, the Siad Barre-led SRC outlawed all extant political parties,[1] and advocated a form of scientific socialism inspired by Marxist China and the Soviet Union.[2] Following the outbreak of the civil war in 1991 that saw the ouster of the Barre regime, many of the few remaining political parties gave way to autonomous or semi-autonomous regional states, or fragmented into feuding militia groups. After several unsuccessful national reconciliation efforts, a Transitional Federal Government (TFG) was formed in 2004 with a five-year mandate leading toward the establishment of a new constitution and a transition to a representative government.[3] The Federal Government of Somalia was established on August 20, 2012, concurrent with the end of the TFG's interim mandate. It represents the first permanent central government in the country since the start of the civil war.[4]



President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, founder and Chairman of the Peace and Development Party.
Former Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, founder and Secretary-General of the Tayo Political Party.


Faysal Ali Warabe, founder and Chairman of the Justice and Welfare Party.

See also


  1. Metz, Helen C. (ed.) (1992), "Coup d'Etat", Somalia: A Country Study, Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, retrieved October 21, 2009.
  2. Peter John de la Fosse Wiles, The New Communist Third World: an essay in political economy, (Taylor & Francis: 1982), p. 279 ISBN 0-7099-2709-6.
  3. Central Intelligence Agency (2011). "Somalia". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 2011-10-05.
  4. "Somalia: UN Envoy Says Inauguration of New Parliament in Somalia 'Historic Moment'". Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. 21 August 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  5. "Cosmopolitan Democratic Party a news party In Somalia". Mareeg. 6 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  6. Democratic Green Party of Somalia
  7. Democratic Party of Somalia
  9. Hiil Qaran
  10. "Former Banadir governor announce new political party". Goobjoog. 27 November 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  11. An independent Somali political party elects new leader
  12. Somali National Party
  13. "Somali People's Party". Somali People's Party. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  14. Former PM Farmajo Forms New Political Party
  15. "Tiir Party". Tiir Party. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
  16. "New Political Party Launched in Somalia Capital". Afrimedia. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  17. "The National Unity Party - Unity - Peace - Prosperity". The National Unity Party. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  18. "Somalia: Puntland President announces political association". Garowe Online. 14 November 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
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