Republic of Djibouti

810,179 6

Population (as of May 19, 2015)

Elections in our database

176,878 66.46%

Registered Voters (as of Feb. 1, 2013)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government
National Assembly Assemblée nationale Assembly
President President Head of State

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ismail Omar GUELLEH
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil MOHAMED
  • Assembly: Djibouti has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) with 65 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the president.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) 52 members are elected by plurality vote in multi-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.***

*** There are 6 multi-member constituencies, with magnitudes ranging from 4 to 37. The election law was changed in November 2012 to allow for a mixed list electoral system, with 20 percent of the seats being awarded proportionally. Previously the party that received the most votes in each district received all of the district’s seats.

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Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
President 1999-04-09 96,368 171,232 56.28%
National Assembly 2003-01-10 86,482 178,617 48.42%
President 2005-04-08 156,484 198,332 78.9%
National Assembly 2008-02-08 109,999 151,490 72.61%
President 2011-04-08 111,547 152,000 73.39%
National Assembly 2013-02-22 122,333 176,878 69.16%

Voter Turnout