Somalia: Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is the new president

(ANSA) – ROME, MAY 16 – Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is the new president of Somalia. The new leader was elected by deputies and senators who voted under a tent erected in the perimeter of the Mogadishu airport, placed under curfew, where security forces are omnipresent.

Mohamud had already led the country from 2012 to 2017.

The victory for the new president came after a two-round marathon vote involving the 36 candidates broadcast live on TV. In the end, parliamentary officials counted more than 165 votes for Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, enough to beat outgoing president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed aka Farmajo, who along with the winner and two other candidates had qualified for the second parliamentary vote. (HANDLE).

Source: Ansa

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