The Integrity Pact for free, fair, and democratic elections in Somalia is an initiative by marqaati to combat electoral corruption in Somalia, build trust among the political parties, and ensure that future elections are more legitimate and freer.
Although Somalia’s political parties have had a rough time getting the current government to pass a law recognising political parties, political parties do exist and openly take part in the political process.
Most of the current MPs are members of a political party, despite the fact that political parties are yet to be officially recognised by the government. In the past, parties have funded MPs to buy parliamentary seats from their clan elders. This Pact commits political parties to refrain from buying votes for their members and report any vote-buying that they encounter.
The implementation of the Pact will ensure that Political parties provide their sources of income, the money spent in the campaign, and their political agents. In return, marqaati will provide them anticorruption training, and help them in sensitising the public and the few voters in the 2016 election about the negative impact of vote selling.
On January 28, marqaati held an event to start the campaign to have political parties sign the Pacts. On the same day, 14 political parties signed the pact and 2 declined. From January 28 to February 22, we signed Integrity Pacts with 11 more political parties. Five political parties are currently reviewing the Pact and considering signing it.
On February 23, three more parties signed, bringing the total to 28 political parties that have signed the Pact. Two more parties signed on 28 February and 31 May, respectively.
This part will be updated whenever new signatories are available.
Below is the list of political parties that have signed the Pact and the persons who signed for them. That is followed by the signed pages of the Integrity Pacts.
|NO||Name of representative||Political party|
|1||Muxyadiin Maxamed Xaaji||Kulan|
|2||Dr. Cali Cumar Abati||Somali National Union|
|3||Axmed Yuusuf Ibrahim||ILEYS|
|4||Ugaas Cabdullahi||National Democratic Party|
|5||Maxamuud Axmed Nuur||Social Justice Party|
|6||Yuusuf Axmed Yalaxow||SDU|
|7||Dr. Yuusuf Shimbir||Midnimada Qaranka Soomaliyeed|
|8||Xassan Cabdi Khalif||Shaqsiyad iyo Wadaniyad|
|9||Salaad Cali Jeele||Midnimada iyo Dimoquraadiyadda|
|10||Said Cusman Ibraahim||Peace and National Unity|
|11||Cabdullahi Isaaq Aadan||Somali National Democratic|
|12||Cali Maxamed Nuur||Midnimada Jamhuuriga Soomaliya|
|13||Suleyman Yuusuf Cilmi||Horumarinta Ummadda Soomaaliyeed|
|14||Faarax Salaad Dharaar||Somali National Party|
|15||Salaad Maxamed Sabriye||Wadaniyiinta Soomaliyeed|
|16||Caydarus Maxamed Cabdi||United Somali Roots (USR)|
|17||Nadifo Abdullahi Abdi||Justice and Development Party|
|18||Maxamuud Maxamed Daahir||Isbahaaysiga Isbadal Doonka Soomaliyeed|
|19||Safiyo Maxamed Cali||Somali Peoples Party|
|20||Caasho Maxamuud Warsame||Samokaab|
|21||Abdullahi Sheikh Dahir||Midowga Nabada iyo Demoqoraadiyada|
|22||Wali Magan Diriye||Democratic Party of Somalia|
|23||C/qaadir Sheikh ISmail||Tayo|
|24||Dr. Mohamed Ali Ibrahim||Somali National Party for Change and Development|
|25||Said J. Ali Korshel||Somali National Party|
|26||Dr. Zakaria Mohamed Haji Abdi||Qaranka Ummadda|
|27||Eng. Ahmed Salad Adan||Sahan Qaran|
|28||Kamaudin Abdullahi Mohamud||S.P.P|
|29||Mohamed Abiikar Maye||Somali Citizens’ Alliance|
Here is the Pact in English: Integrity_Pact_En