Somali Youth League

SYL
The Somali Youth League (SYL) (Ururka Dhalinyarada Soomaaliyeed, Lega dei Giovani Somali or Lega Somala della Gioventù), initially known as the Somali Youth Club (SYC), was the first political party in Somalia.wikipedia
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List of political parties in Somalia

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The Somali Youth League (SYL) (Ururka Dhalinyarada Soomaaliyeed, Lega dei Giovani Somali or Lega Somala della Gioventù), initially known as the Somali Youth Club (SYC), was the first political party in Somalia.
Most notable of these early institutions was the Somali Youth League, the nation's first political organization.

Harari people

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The Harari would become members in 1946 when SYL opened an office in Harar.
Due to severe violation of Harari rights during Abyssinian rule, Hararis made several attempts to cut ties with Ethiopia and unify Hararghe with Somalia, among them launching the nationalist Kulub movement which was linked to the Somali Youth League.

Benadiri people

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At its foundation, the party had 13 members: four muuse subeer samaroon, four habar muuse (maxamed case) two Reer Xamar, two hawiye and one daarood.
During the colonial period, they were also among the founding members of the Somali Youth League, Somalia's first political party.

Italian Somaliland

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During the Second World War, Britain occupied Italian Somaliland and militarily administered the territory from 1941 to 1950.
The first modern Somali political party, the Somali Youth Club (SYC), was subsequently established in Mogadishu in 1943; it was later renamed the Somali Youth League (SYL).

Somali Republic

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On July 1, 1960, the two territories united to form the Somali Republic, albeit within boundaries drawn up by Italy and Britain.
Shermarke formed a coalition government dominated by the Somali Youth League (SYL) but supported by the two clan-based northern parties, the Somali National League (SNL) and the United Somali Party (USP).

Aden Adde

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A government was formed by Abdullahi Issa Mohamud and Muhammad Haji Ibrahim Egal with Aden Abdullah Osman Daar as the first President of the Somali Republic, and Abdirashid Ali Shermarke as Prime Minister, later to become President (from 1967-1969).
Daar joined the incipient Somali Youth League (SYL) political party in 1944, a nationalist organization that campaigned for an independent Somalia.

List of presidents of Somalia

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A government was formed by Abdullahi Issa Mohamud and Muhammad Haji Ibrahim Egal with Aden Abdullah Osman Daar as the first President of the Somali Republic, and Abdirashid Ali Shermarke as Prime Minister, later to become President (from 1967-1969).

List of prime ministers of Somalia

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A government was formed by Abdullahi Issa Mohamud and Muhammad Haji Ibrahim Egal with Aden Abdullah Osman Daar as the first President of the Somali Republic, and Abdirashid Ali Shermarke as Prime Minister, later to become President (from 1967-1969).

1964 Somali parliamentary election

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In the first national elections after independence, held on 30 March 1964, the SYL won an absolute majority of 69 of the 123 parliamentary seats.
The result was a victory for the Somali Youth League (SYL), which won 69 of the 123 seats.

Abdirashid Shermarke

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A government was formed by Abdullahi Issa Mohamud and Muhammad Haji Ibrahim Egal with Aden Abdullah Osman Daar as the first President of the Somali Republic, and Abdirashid Ali Shermarke as Prime Minister, later to become President (from 1967-1969).
In 1943, the year of its inauguration, Sharmarke joined the incipient Somali Youth League political party.

Abdirizak Haji Hussein

A former Secretary General of the Somali Youth League, Hussein played a leading role in the nation's early civilian administration.

Abdullahi Issa

Abdullahi Issa Mohamud
A government was formed by Abdullahi Issa Mohamud and Muhammad Haji Ibrahim Egal with Aden Abdullah Osman Daar as the first President of the Somali Republic, and Abdirashid Ali Shermarke as Prime Minister, later to become President (from 1967-1969). By 1948, following an official visit to the territory by the Four Power Commission, the SYC was a well-structured political unit, Abdullahi Issa was elected as its Secretary General and renamed itself as the Somali Youth League (SYL) and began to open offices not only in Italian and British Somaliland, but also in the Ogaden and in the Northern Frontier District (NFD).
After the turmoil of the war years, Issa joined the Somali Youth League (SYL) at its onset.

Siad Barre

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A military coup quickly ensued, with Siad Barre now assuming leadership.
In 1946, Barre supported the Somali Conference (Conferenza Somala), a political group of parties and clan associations that were hostile to the Somali Youth League and were supported by the local Italian farmers.

Haji Bashir

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He was a prominent Somali Youth League (SYL) member and the first President of the Somali National Assembly during the Somali Republic's early civilian administration.

Somali nationalism

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The SYC was later renamed the Somali Youth League (SYL) in 1947.

Elections in Somalia

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Most notable of these early institutions was the Somali Youth League, the nation's first political organization.

Sheikh Mukhtar Mohamed Hussein

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In late 1946, Hussein joined the burgeoning, nationalist party of the Somali Youth Club (which later changed its name to the Somali Youth League).

Mohamed Said Samatar

Mohammed Said Samatar
In 1947 he joined the Somali Youth League, a movement opposing the British occupation.

Osman Haji

Osman Haji Mohamed
Osman joined the Somali Youth League (SYL) in 1944, prior to entering parliament.

Abdillahi Mohammed Ahmed

In 1946, he joined the Somali Youth League and in 1960 was elected to the party in Berbera.

Muhammad Haji Ibrahim Egal

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A government was formed by Abdullahi Issa Mohamud and Muhammad Haji Ibrahim Egal with Aden Abdullah Osman Daar as the first President of the Somali Republic, and Abdirashid Ali Shermarke as Prime Minister, later to become President (from 1967-1969).

Ali Shido Abdi

He was one of the earliest members of the Somali Youth League in Somalia, and eventually became that political party's vice chairman.

Abdulkadir Sheikh Sakhawudeen

He was the first President of the Somali Youth League (SYL), Somalia's first political party.

History of Somalia

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In November 1945, during the Potsdam Conference, the United Nations granted Italy trusteeship of Italian Somaliland, but only under close supervision and on the condition—first proposed by the Somali Youth League (SYL) and other nascent Somali political organizations, such as Hizbia Digil Mirifle Somali (HDMS) and the Somali National League (SNL)—that Somalia achieve independence within ten years.