Somali parliament re-elects former president Mohamud-Xinhua

Somali parliament re-elects former president Mohamud

Source: Xinhua| 2022-05-16 06:32:56|Editor: huaxia

MOGADISHU, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Former Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was re-elected as the tenth President of Somalia, defeating incumbent President Mohamed Farmajo in the third round of vote held in the capital, Mogadishu on Sunday.

Farmajo, who was seeking re-election for the third term in office, conceded the defeat and shook hands with Mohamud.

The 67-year-old Mohamud, who was previously president from 2012-2017, becomes the first president to be elected twice in the history of Somalia.