Hassan Sheikh elected as Somalia’s president for the 2nd time 

The election was contested by 36 candidates, with Hassan Sheikh and Farmajo advanced to the third round after no candidate garnered 220 votes in the second round to win the race.

News Keydmedia Online
Hassan Sheikh elected as Somalia’s president for the 2nd time 

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Hassan Sheikh has become the second president of Somalia with 214 votes, after winning a landslide victory in the presidential election held in a heavily secured Mogadishu airport.

The election was contested by 36 candidates, with Hassan Sheikh and Farmajo advanced to the third round after no candidate garnered 220 votes in the second round to win the race.

During the election, 328 lawmakers of the 329-seat parliament cast their votes among the dozens of the candidates, including sitting leader Farmajo, ex-presidents Hassan Sheikh and Sharif Sheikh Ahmed.

First-round results:

Said Abdullahi Deni: 65
Mohamed A. Farmaajo: 59
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud: 52
Hassan Ali Khaire: 47
Sharif Sheikh Ahmed: 39
Abdirahman A. Warsame: 15
Abdulkadir Osoble: 12
Addow Ali Gees: 8

The 2nd round results:

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud: 110
Mohamed A. Farmaajo: 83
Said Abdullahi Deni: 68
Hassan Ali Khaire: 63

The Final round results: 

Hassan Sheikh: 214 and Farmajo: 110

Hassan Sheikh has served as the president of Somalia from 2012-to 2017 and handed over the power smoothly to Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, who won the Feb. 8 election.

KEYDMEDIA English 

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.
News 30 June 2022 22:08

Kenya hosts the largest Somali community in the region that has heavily invested in Nairobi with nearly half-million refugees had been living in Dadaab, the world’s biggest refugee camp in the world since 1992.