United Peoples' Democratic Party

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United Peoples' Democratic Party

Ururka Dimuqraadiga Ummadda Bahawday
Founder Muhammad Haji Ibrahim Egal
FoundedJune/July 2001
DissolvedDecember 2011/
December 2012
Headquarters Hargeisa
Ideology Nationalism
Islamic democracy
Political position Centre
Parliament of Somaliland
0 / 82
Party flag
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The United Peoples' Democratic Party (Somali : Ururka Dimuqraadiga Ummadda Bahawday), shortened UDUB, was one of the three political parties in Somaliland. It was founded by president Egal in July 2001 in the preparation of the elections, which were originally scheduled for December 2001, but then postponed. [1] It dissolved in December 2011 with its members joining other political parties. [2] Two of Somaliland's first 3 presidents were from this party. The party was usually supported by some sub-clans of the Dir. [3]


At the presidential elections, April 14, 2003, its candidate Dahir Riyale Kahin won 42.1% of the popular vote and was elected.

According to the final results of the 2005 parliamentary election, UDUB won 39.0% of the vote and 33 out of 82 seats, while the two opposition parties UCID and Kulmiye, won the rest of the seats. [4]

History of leaders

Date of birthDate of deathNotes
Mohammed Haaji Ibrahim Cigaal.jpg Muhammad Haji Ibrahim Egal
محمد الحاج ابراهيم عقال
May 16, 1993May 3, 2002August 15, 1928May 3, 2002 2nd President of Somaliland
May 16, 1993 - May 3, 2002 (Died in office)
Dahir Riyaale Kahin.jpg Dahir Riyale Kahin
ضاهر ريالي كاهن
3 May 200227 July 201012 March 1952 3rd President of Somaliland
May 3, 2002 - 27 July 2010
4th Vice President of Somaliland
May 16, 1997 - May 3, 2002

Electoral history

Presidential elections

ElectionParty candidateVotes%Result
2003 Dahir Riyale Kahin 205,59542.08%ElectedGreen check.svg
2010 178,88133.23%LostRed x.svg

Parliament of Somaliland elections

2005 261,44939.0%
33 / 82
Increase2.svg 33Increase2.svg 1st

Local elections

2002 179,38940.76%
154 / 379
Increase2.svg 154Increase2.svg 1st

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  2. "Our Campaigns - Political Party - United Peoples' Democratic Party (Somaliland) (UDUB)". www.ourcampaigns.com.
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