Somalia elects a new President

Somali lawmakers have elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the country's new president. The new president is 56 years old, a lifelong civil society activist. The largely unknown candidate became a strong contender for the presidency after receiving support from lawmakers who were not content with the incumbent administration. The new president is the leader of the Peace and Development Party which he founded last year.

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
(Source: VOA News)

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