Somalia: Turkey congratulates Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on his electoral victory
ANKARA, Turkey – The Foreign Ministry on Monday congratulated new Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.
“We are pleased that the presidential elections in the Federal Republic of Somalia held on 15 May 2022 were successfully held. We congratulate HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and wish him every success during his tenure,” a press release from the Ministry of Affairs reads. overseas.
Noting that Turkey attaches “great importance to the peace and stability of Somalia, with which we have deep-rooted historical ties,” the ministry additional expressed hope that the election outcomes can be “auspicious.” for the pleasant and brotherly individuals of Somalia”.
“Turkey will continue to stand with the Somali people and support the Federal Government of Somalia to establish security, stability and prosperity in the country in this new period,” he added.
Mohamud received 214 votes out of 327, whereas the incumbent acquired 110 votes, three of which had been disqualified, in accordance with Somali Parliament Speaker Sheikh Adan Mohamed Nuur Madobe, who introduced the election outcomes.
The election was very tense and noticed three rounds and 36 candidates operating.