The new President of Somalia was a former Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, also known as Mohamed Farmaco. On Wednesday, February 8, according to Reuters.
The vote of parliamentarians was held in a hangar at the airport of the Somali capital Mogadishu, the object is considered to be one of the most secure. In the final third round was also a previous leader of the country Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, however, on the eve of a crucial vote, he conceded defeat and has refused the further struggle.
According to the news Agency, Mohamed has taken the oath before Parliament.
According to TASS from 1989 to 1993 he studied history at the University of Buffalo (new York), received a bachelor’s degree, and then graduated from a magistracy majoring in “political Science and international relations”.
Upon graduation, Mohamed held several positions in the administrations of municipalities and counties, as well as in the government of the state of new York. In 2010, he returned to Somalia and took up the post of Prime Minister, and in 2012, founded the party of the Somali justice and equality, where he became the Secretary-General. The new Somali President, dual citizenship, he has an American passport.
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was President of Somalia from September 2012.
The Somali Republic ceased to exist as a unified state in 1991 after the fall of the regime of dictator Siad Barre. In the eyes of the international community as the sole legitimate power in the country is the Federal government, under his direction, is Mogadishu and several neighboring districts. The remaining parts of Somalia are controlled by the unrecognized entities or represent the self-governing regions.