Somalia: 4 candidates go to 2nd round of Somali presidential elections

The 328 parliament members have cast their votes to elect the country’s next four year president.

Four of the 21 candidates will vie for the second round of Somalia’s presidential elections in Mogadishu on Wednesday, after a first ballot failed to give any candidate the two-thirds majority required for outright victory, a Mareeg.com correspondent at the voting site said.

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud who is vying for his second term got 88 votes, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, managed to score 72 votes, Shariif Sheikh Ahmed, former interim president secured 49 votes, Omar Abdi Rashid votes 37.

Other 17 candidates failed to gain required votes for that case the commission announced another round for the top four candidates.

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The Author is the editor of Mareeg English Department in Somalia