Somalia 2012 Constitution

Table of Contents


Title One. General Principles of Public Representation

Article 46. The Power of the Public

  1. The power of self-governance begins and ends with the public, which has the power to hold accountable public institutions and public servants where necessary.
  2. The public representation system shall be open and shall give everyone the opportunity to participate. Its procedures and rules shall be simple and understandable.
  3. The public representation system shall be able to satisfactorily and reasonably prevent any crises that may arise as a result of political contests and election results.

Title Two. Elections

Article 47. Electoral System and Political Parties

The regulations concerning political parties, their registration, elections at the Federal Government level and the National Independent Electoral Commission shall be defined in special laws enacted by the House of the People of the Federal Parliament.