April 8, 2005 Held


Republic of Djibouti

Election for Djiboutian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:156,484
Valid Votes:147,564
Invalid Votes:8,920

Vote Share by Candidate:

Ismail Omar GUELLEH147,564

Election Results Modified: Jun 21, 2024

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Djibouti

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ismail Omar GUELLEH
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Mohamed Dileita DILEITA
  • Assembly: Djibouti has a unicameral Chamber of Deputies (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 6-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the President.
  • In the Chamber of Deputies (Assemblée nationale) 65 members are elected by plurality vote in multi-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Ismail Omar GUELLEH*
    • Party: (RPP)

* GUELLEH was the only candidate to register for the election.

Last Presidential election:

  • The last presidential election was held on April 9, 1999. Ismail Omar GUELLEH won 74.4% of the vote and Moussa Ahmed IDRIS secured 25.6% of the vote.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 778,406 (2005)
  • Registered Voters: 198,332 (April 2005 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 386,867 (2005)

·         Is Djibouti a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Djibouti ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (2 December 1998)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 7 (following the 2003 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 168 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Djibouti a signatory to CRPD: No

·         Has Djibouti ratified CRPD: Yes, accession (18 June 2012)

·         Population with a disability: 116,760 (est.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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