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Ex-Somali leader Mohamud wins presidency to face war and drought

Ex-Somali leader Mohamud wins presidency to face war and drought

ABDI SHEIKH FORMER Somali leader Hassan Sheikh Mohamud won the presidency again in voting by parliamentarians in an airport hangar protected by blast walls from Islamist insurgents whom he must now fight for a second time. The 66-year-old, who ruled from 2012 to 2017, reversed the previous election to defeat incumbent President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed by 214-110 votes in a third-round runoff whose result was confirmed around midnight. "We have to move ahead, we do not need grudges. No avenging," Mohamud said in his acceptance speech from the airport compound in the capital Mogadishu patrolled by African Union (AU) peacekeepers.…
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