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Political Parties

According to Article 2 of Political Parties Law, “A democratic political party is an organization that is comprised of the different parts of the society with real accountability measures, presents various political plans and candidates for the general elections as it participates the formation of the government or an opposition government.”

Registration is a lengthy process involving careful assessment of material lodged for party registration to be considered by the NIEC.

Download the checklist for the registration of political parties (Somali; PDF; 264 KB)


Political Parties Registration Guide

This guide is a summarises the political party registration requirements. This guide is not intended as a substitute for the Provisional Constitution of the Federal Republic of Somalia or the Political Parties Law. The Provisional Constitution and the Law of the Political Parties define terms and conditions for the registration and registration of the parties while this  document merely serves as a registration guide.

Download the Political Parties Registration Guide (Somali; PDF; 103 KB)


Political Parties Law

Somali Political Parties Law ratified by the Parliament, and signed by the President of Federal Republic of Somalia, on 4th September, 2016.

Download the Political  Parties Law (PDF; 718 KB)