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Somali parliament re-elects former Prez Mohamud

IANS | May 16, 2022 10:50 AM

MOGADISHU: Former Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was re-elected as the 10th President of Somalia, defeating incumbent President Mohamed Farmajo in the third round of vote held in the capital Mogadishu.

Mohamud was re-elected as President after the third round of voting on Sunday, Xinhua news agency reported.

Farmajo, who was seeking re-election for the third term in office, conceded the defeat and shook hands with the new President.

The 67-year-old Mohamud, who was previously the President from 2012-2017, becomes the first head of state to be elected twice in the history of Somalia.

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