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Hassan Sheikh Mohamud declared new Somalia leader

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Hassan sheikh Mohamud is elected Somalia’s President after defeating the incumbent Sheikh Sharif Ahmed in a tight race

The new president of Somalia Hassan sheikh Mohamud got190 votes while Sharif got 70 votes.

Hassan will be the real president of Somalia for the next coming 4 years.  us the result is to be announced by electoral board made of 16 officials and headed by the speaker of the parliament.

The head of Peace and Development Party, Hassan is the 8th president of the Republic of Somalia since 1960 after polling majority votes in the third round in the hotly contested race.

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is an academic and political and civic activist who has worked for several national and international peace and development organizations.

Mohamud graduated from the Somali National University in 1981 and then went on to study in India where he obtained a master’s degree from Bhopal University in 1988.

In 1993, Mohamud worked for the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund as an education officer in south and central Somalia until the departure of the United Nations Operation in Somalia forces in 1995.

In 1999, he co-founded the Somali Institute of Management and Administration Development in Mogadishu, which later evolved into Simad University, and served as its dean until 2010.

In 2011, he founded the Peace and Development Party and currently serves as its chairman. Mohamud speaks Somali and English.

 

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