327 People Elect New President In Somalia
Somalia’s former leader Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has been elected as a president after a final open vote cast by only country MPs.
He defeated the current president, Mohamed Abudallahi Farmajo, who has been in office since 2017.
The ballot was limited to Somalia’s 328 MPs due to security concerns over holding a wider election, and one of them did not cast a vote.
Mr. Mohamud received 214 votes, defeating Mr. Farmajo who won 110 votes while three MPs spoiled their ballots.
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The result marks a comeback for Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, who served as Somalia’s president between 2012 and 2017 before he was defeated by Mr. Farmajo.
The election was hot and went to the third round with a delay of almost 15 months due to disagreement and security issues.
Mr. Mohamud was sworn into office after the final results were declared and his supporters in the capital cheered and fired guns into the air while he was sworn in to serve his next four years term.
During the vote on Sunday, hundreds of parliamentarians cast their ballots at a fortified aircraft hangar in the capital Mogadishu.