Hassan Sheikh Mahmood appointed as the new President of Somalia

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After a long-pending election in the troubled Horn of Africa nation, Somali legislators have elected former leader Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud as the country's next president.

  • Hassan Sheikh Mohamed, who served as Somalia's president between 2012 and 2017, won in the capital Mogadishu amid a security lockdown imposed by authorities to prevent deadly rebel attacks.

  • He defeated Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed in this election.

  • Mahmoud secured 214 votes against 110 votes in favour of the incumbent President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo in the final third round.

  • Mahmood, 66, is the leader of the Union for Peace and Development party, which has a majority in both legislative chambers.

  • About somalia

  • Somalia is a country located on the eastern edge of Africa.

  • Capital- Mogadishu

  • Capital- Mogadishu

  • Prime Minister- Mohamed Hussein Roble

  • Currency- Somali Shilling (SOS)

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