Somalia’s former prime minister wins presidential election

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Somalia’s former Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has won the presidential election.

Farmajo was sworn in on Wednesday after outgoing President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud conceded defeat following two rounds of voting.

“History was made, we have taken this path to democracy, and now I want to congratulate Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo,” Mohamud said.

Farmajo holds dual Somali-American citizenship.

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