Hir-Shabelle parliament picks a new president
Hir-Shabelle state has elected Ali Abdullah Osoble has been elected as the new president of the state during an election in Jowhar town on Monday afternoon.
Ali Abdilahi Osoble, a close ally to Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud won 61 votes, beating his contender Mohamed Abdi Waare who got 36 votes.
The electoral commission announced that Osoble is the winner of the election.
The regional MPs are set to pick the vice president of the new federal state.