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Hassan Sheikh Mohamud Chosen as Somalia’s New President



Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was chosen as Somalia’s new president on Sunday.

Mohamud defeated the incumbent, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, in a runoff after three rounds of voting in an election that has been delayed for over a year.

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The members of parliament and senators who chose Mohamud were elected by delegates chosen by clan leaders. It had been hoped that the president would be elected by the people of Somalia under universal suffrage, but this plan was eventually

News of Mohamud’s victory was greeted with cheering and the firing of gunshots into the air around the capital Mogadishu.

Source: DW

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