Djibouti's Election Declared Fair

Local and international observers have declared Djibouti's legislative polls legitimate and transparent, despite the opposition's plans to protest alleged fraud.

Current president Ismail Omar Guelleh (file photo).

  • Djibouti:  Ruling Party Claims Victory in Historic Poll

    Sabahi, 24 February 2013

    Djibouti's ruling party announced Saturday (February 23rd) that it won Friday's parliamentary election, quickly followed by accusations of widespread fraud from the opposition. read more »

  • Djibouti:  Djiboutians Peacefully Vote in Hotly Contested Parliamentary Elections

    Sabahi, 22 February 2013

    Djiboutian voters peacefully participated in the country's first parliamentary elections without a majority list system on Friday (February 22nd), with opposition groups joining ... read more »

  • Djibouti:  Voters Head to Polls in Djibouti

    African Elections Project, 22 February 2013

    Voters are headed to the polls in the East Africa nation of Djibouti, where opposition candidates are taking part in parliamentary elections for the first time in 10 years. read more »

  • Djibouti:  International Election Observers Arrive in Djibouti

    Sabahi, 21 February 2013

    Djiboutian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mahmoud Ali Youssouf received 60 international observers tasked with overseeing Friday's parliamentary elections, Djibouti's La Nation ... read more »

  • Djibouti:  Country Heads to the Polls - the Troubling Illusion

    ThinkAfricaPress, 21 February 2013

    After tomorrow's vote, Djibouti is likely to have a parliamentary opposition for the first time since independence. But will this seemingly positive step help alleviate ... read more »

  • Djibouti:  Djiboutian Military Commander Says Army Neutral in Elections

    Sabahi, 20 February 2013

    Chief of Staff of the Djibouti Armed Forces Major General Fathi Ahmed Houssein on Tuesday (February 19th) refuted accusations of military partisanship in election campaigns, the ... read more »

  • Djibouti:  Djibouti Holds Its First Televised Political Debate

    Government of Ethiopia, 19 February 2013

    Last night was the first televised political debate in Djibouti. It took place between candidates of various parties standing for the legislative election to take place on Friday ... read more »

  • Djibouti:  Sixty Observers for Legislative Elections

    Government of Ethiopia, 18 February 2013

    Djibouti's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that a total of sixty observers will be monitoring Djibouti's legislative elections on Friday this week (February 22nd). The ... read more »