Despite All the Ups, Down And Danger In Somalia, A New President was Picked

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Somalia’s MPs have elected a Somali-US national as the country’s new president in a vote held in an aircraft hangar.

Ex-Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” Mohamed beat President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in a surprise result.

 

The vote was held at the heavily guarded airport complex in the capital, Mogadishu, as the rest of the country is too dangerous.

 

Traffic was banned and a no-fly zone imposed over the city to prevent attacks by militant Islamists.

Despite this, suspected militants fired mortar rounds close to the venue.

 

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