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Somalia's new president elected in aircraft hangar

Somalia's new president elected in aircraft hangar
Vote was held at heavily guarded airport complex in Mogadishu

Baku. 9 February. REPORT.AZ/ Somalia's MPs have elected a Somali-US national as the country's new president in a vote held in an aircraft hangar.

Report informs citing the BBC, ex-Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi "Farmajo" Mohamed beat President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in a surprise result.

The vote was held at the heavily guarded airport complex in the capital, Mogadishu, as the rest of the country is too dangerous.

Traffic was banned and a no-fly zone imposed over the city to prevent attacks by Al-Shabab militants.

Despite this, suspected militants fired mortar rounds close to the venue on Tuesday night.

The new president of Somalia has dual citizenship, he also has the US passport.

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