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Somali Lawmakers Elect New President

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Somali lawmakers have elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the country’s new president. Mr. Mohamud defeated incumbent leader Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed in a third-round run-off vote Monday. Speaker of parliament Mohamed Sheikh Osman said the new president won in a landslide. “Sharif Sheikh Amed got 79 votes. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud got 190 votes.” Another two […]

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Somali Lawmakers Elect New President

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Somali lawmakers have elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the new president of Somalia. Mr. Mohamud defeated incumbent leader Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed in a third-round run-off vote in Mogadishu. The final tally was not immediately announced, but election watchers said Mr. Mohamud won by a comfortable margin. The election reflects a final step in a […]

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Somalia Parliament Votes for New President

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Four candidates remain in Somalia’s presidential election, after parliament cast ballots in a first-round vote Monday. Incumbent President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed led the pack, followed by PDP party leader Hassan Sheikh Mahamud, incumbent Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali and Abdulkadir Osoble Ali, a businessman and U.S. citizen. Parliament was due to go straight into the […]

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Somalia Parliament Votes for New President

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Somalia’s parliament has started selecting a new president, the final step in a plan to create a more effective government and end two decades of chaos and instability. The recently formed parliament began the secret ballot vote Monday at a police academy in the capital, Mogadishu. There are 22 candidates vying for the top post, […]

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Somalia Lawmakers to Vote for New President

Posted September 9th, 2012 at 11:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Somalia’s parliament votes Monday for a new president, the final step in a U.N.-backed plan to create a new administration for the Horn of Africa nation that has been without an effective central government for decades. More than two dozen presidential hopefuls are vying for the position, including the current president and prime minister. If […]

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Somali Parliament Prepares to Elect President

Posted September 7th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Somali presidential candidates are taking turns addressing parliament, as lawmakers get set to elect a new leader for the country. The election is the latest step in a U.N.-backed plan to create a stable central government in Somalia, which has lacked any such authority since 1991. The 25 declared candidates are each allotted 20 minutes […]

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Kenyan Ship Shells Somali Militant Stronghold

Posted September 4th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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A Kenyan warship has fired shells at the Somali town of Kismayo, the largest remaining stronghold of Somali militant group al-Shabab. The warship fired ten rounds of shells at the coastal town on Monday, apparently after being provoked by an al-Shabab gunboat. No one was injured. Kenyan Army spokesman Emmanuel Chirchir confirmed the ship’s identity […]

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Somali Presidential Vote Set for September 10

Posted August 31st, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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The election for Somalia’s next president has been set for September 10. The vote by Somali lawmakers will be the next major step in a U.N.-backed plan to create a strong central government for the war-ravaged country. Some 60 people have indicated they will run for president, including the incumbent, Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed. The […]

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Somali Parliament Elects Speaker for New Gov’t

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Somalia’s parliament has elected a new speaker, taking a major step in a U.N.-backed plan to create a stronger and more permanent government. Mohamed Osman Jawari won the speaker’s post in a vote by legislators in Mogadishu Tuesday. Jawari held a significant lead after the first round of voting, and was named speaker after his […]

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Somali Parliament Elects Speaker for New Gov’t

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Somalia’s parliament has elected a new speaker, taking a major step in a U.N.-backed plan to create a stronger and more permanent government. In a vote on Tuesday, legislators elected former Somali government minister Mohamed Osman Jawari. Jawari won the first-round vote, and was named speaker after his opponent in a planned run-off dropped out. […]

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