Baku Forum 2017
A veteran of the armed FRUD, Mohamed Ali Houmed was appointed deputy prefect to the Tadjourah district in the northern part of the country in 1995, in the wake of the peace agreement between the then FRUD and the Djiboutigovernment. He remained in this post until the beginning of 2012, when he resigned in protest against the fact that he had still not been made a prefect. Finally, the minister for the interior, Hassan Darar Houffaneh refused to accept his resignation and took him into his cabinet. Born of a prominent local family in the Randa region, Mohamed Ali Houmed is very popular in the Tadjourah region where he campaigned for the UMP in the recent parliamentary elections. His election to deputy speaker of the assembly is to some extent his prize for the UMP`s very high score.