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Ex-PM Abdullahi Farmajo wins Somalia presidential vote

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | 

Former Somali prime minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was elected president Wednesday after incumbent Hassan Sheikh Mohamud admitted defeat in a second round of voting by lawmakers. He has been sworn in.

After six hours and two rounds of voting, Farmajo failed to win the required two thirds majority, but had 184 votes to Mohamud’s 97, prompting the incumbent to drop out of a third round, according to an AFP reporter.

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