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The National Assembly (formerly the Chamber of Deputies) is the unicameral legislative branch of the government of Djibouti.

It consists of 65 members – 30 Somali (21 Issa) and 30 Afar – elected to serve five-year terms in multi-seat (4 to 37 each) constituencies. The first free multi-party parliamentary election since independence (1977) was held in 2003, with the ruling coalition, led by the People's Rally for Progress (RPP), receiving 62.7% of the vote.

Idriss Arnaoud Ali is the current National Assembly President.

e • d  Summary of the 10 January 2003 National Assembly of Djibouti election results
Parties and coalitions Votes % Seats
Union for the Presidential Majority (Union pour la Majorité Présidentielle) 53,293 62.7 65
Union for a Democratic Change (Union pour l’Alternance Démocratique) 31,660 37.3 0
Total (turnout 48.4 %) 84,953 100% 65
Sources: Adam Carr/Djibouti Information Agency website, ElectionGuide

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