The former prime minister of Somalia, Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo was on Wednesday elected as the new president after superseding Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in a second round of voting.
“This is the beginning of unity for the Somali nation, the beginning of the fight against Shabaab and corruption …” Farmajo said after being declared the winner.
At 55 years old, Farmajo will be the 9th president of Somalia. He current holds dual citizenship in both America and Somalia.
Farmajo acquired the role of prime minister for eight months between 2010 and 2011 but was then ousted before he could make any drastic changes to the government.
See the video of President Farmajo’s election below: