Somalia gets new President
Hassan sheikh Mohamud has been elected Somalia’s President after defeating the incumbent Sheikh Sharif Ahmed in a tight race which becomes the first to be held from inside Somali in the last 21 years.
The new president of Somalia Hassan sheikh Mohamud won by a majority 190 votes while Sharif polled 79 votes.
The head of Peace and Development Party, Hassan is the 8th president of the Republic of Somalia since 1960.
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is an academic and political and civic activist who has worked for several national and international peace and development organizations.
Mohamud graduated from the Somali National University in 198. He continued his studies in India where he obtained a master’s degree in education from Bhopal University in 1988.
In 1993, Mohamud worked for the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund as an education officer in south and central Somalia until the departure of the United Nations Operation in the war ravaged country in 1995.
In 1999, he co-founded the Somali Institute of Management and Administration Development in Mogadishu, which later evolved into Simad University, and served as its dean until 2010.
In 2011, he founded the Peace and Development Party and currently serves as its chairman. Mohamud speaks Somali and English.