Somalia’s Hir-Shabelle state elects its first president

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The new President of Hir-Shabelle state Ali Abdullahi Osoble. [Photo: Facebook]
Jowhar-(Puntland Mirror) Somalia’s Hir-Shabelle state has elected its first President. The move came less than two weeks after the state was founded.

The state’s parliament has chosen Ali Abdullahi Osoble as president in a vote held in Jowhar town of Middle Shabelle region.

Osoble received 61 votes, while his rival Mohamed Abdi Aware was garnered 36 votes, the Hir-Shabelle’s electoral commission has officially announced on Monday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Ali Abdullahi Hussein also called (Guudlaawe) elected as vice president of Hir-Shabelle state.

The new President who hails from Hiran region served as MP in the transitional federal government of Abdullahi Yousuf Ahmed.

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