Somalia president back in Mogadishu as SNA gains ground
Ilhan Omar is a Somali-American politician serving as the U.S. representative for Minnesota's 5th congressional district since 2019. She is a member of the Democratic.
MINNEAPOLIS, USA – Ilhan Omar has yet again recorded history after winning the Minnesota Primary Election, one step closer to defending her U.S. Congress seat for the third term.
Rep. Ilhan Omar, 39, the first Somali in the American congress has defeated her contender, Don Samuels in the Democratic primary in the 5th Congressional District.
According to the tally, Omar won the primary 50.4% to Samuels’ 48.2%, falling far short of the 20-point victory she had over a Democratic rival two years ago.
Ilhan Omar is a Somali-American politician serving as the U.S. representative for Minnesota's 5th congressional district since 2019. She is a member of the ruling Democratic party.
Also, Zaynab Mohamed is celebrating an election victory after becoming the first Black woman from Somalia to serve in the Minnesota Senate after winning the DFL primary.
Zaynab, a 25-year-old Minneapolis resident, beat Todd Scott by earning 68 percent of the vote by 9 p.m. With 90 percent of the precincts reporting, Zaynab was leading Scott by 37 percent. Scott received 32 percent of the vote, Sahan Journal reported.
State Senator Omar Fateh defeated challenger Shaun Laden, a union organizer, to advance to the November general election. Omar led challenger Shaun Laden, a union leader for Minneapolis educators, by 21 percentage points Tuesday night.
Samakab Hussein also won the election for the lower house of parliament, but there are other young people who have achieved success and others who have failed, such as Ibrahim Mohamed, who was nominated for Scott district governor, and if he had won, it would have been an important history for black people.
After the funeral, the president returned to New York, where he delivered a keynote speech on Somalia's situation, politically, economically, and security at the UN general assembly.