Djibouti. In the February 8 parliamentary elections, the government-friendly coalition won the Union Presidential Majority (UMP) all 65 seats. The country’s largest opposition group, the Union for a Democratic Alternative (UAD), boycotted the election and subsequently said it had not been democratic. According to the government, turnout was 73 percent.
In April, neighboring Eritrea mobilized troops along the border near the village of Doumeira. Eritrea breached the border and fighting broke out on June 10. Nine Djiboutian soldiers were reported to have fallen. The UN Security Council condemned the fighting and in particular urged Eritrea to control.
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Presidential election in April 2021
The government states that Djibouti will go to the presidential election on April 9, 2021. A second round of elections will be held on April 23 unless one of the candidates receives at least 50 percent of the vote. President Guelleh has not announced whether he will run for a fifth term, but the fact that he has not appointed a successor indicates that he will run. The main political opponents are Afar leaders from the area around the city of Tadjoura.
According to Countryaah reports, the population of Djibouti in 2008 was 840,087, ranking number 161 in the world. The population growth rate was 1.410% yearly, and the population density was 36.2467 people per km2.