National Assembly (Djibouti)

National Assembly
Assemblée nationale
6th National Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
President of the Assembly
Mohamed Ali Houmed, UMP
Seats 65
Political groups

     Union for the Presidential Majority (43)

     Union for National Salvation (21)


  •      CDU (1)
Last election
22 February 2013
Meeting place
Assemblee Nationale, Djibouti
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The National Assembly, formerly known as the Chamber of Deputies, is the unicameral legislative branch of the government of Djibouti.


It consists of 65 members – 30 Somali (21 Issa) and 30 Afar – elected to serve five-year terms in multi-seat (4 to 37 each) constituencies. The first free multi-party parliamentary election since independence (1977) was held in 2003, with the ruling coalition, led by the People's Rally for Progress (RPP), receiving 62.7% of the vote.

Idriss Arnaoud Ali was President of the National Assembly from 2003 until his death in 2015. He was succeeded by Mohamed Ali Houmed.


Ahmed Dini Ahmed, 13 May 1977 – 13 July 1977
Saad Warsama Dirie, 1977 – 1979
Abdoulkader Waberi Askar, 1979 – 1993
Said Ibrahim Badoul, 1993 – 2003
Idriss Arnaoud Ali, 21 January 2003 – 12 February 2015
Mohamed Ali Houmed, 1 March 2015 – present
 Summary of the 22 February 2013 National Assembly of Djibouti election results
Parties and coalitions Votes % Seats
Union for the Presidential Majority 73,817 61.5 43
Union for National Salvation 42,721 35.6 21
Centre of Unified Democrats 3,554 3.0 1
Invalid/blank votes2,241
Registered voters/turnout176,87869.2
Source: Adam Carr's Election Archive

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