Mohamud previously served as president from September 2012 to February 2017 and is now the country’s first twice-elected leader of Somalia’s state.
After his election, he pledged to “work on a stable policy that leads Somalia to agreement and the world to agreement”.
Farmaajo conceded defeat early Monday and congratulated Mohamud, calling for support for the new administration.
Mohamud benefited from an outpouring of goodwill messages about his victory, including one from neighboring Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed.
The presidential election had been delayed for more than a year due to a political crisis aggravated by the power struggle between Farmaajo and suspended Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble.
The incoming government would aim to contain Somalia’s burgeoning challenges bequeathed by the Farmaajo administration. Somalia is facing its worst drought in decades and is grappling with a high cost of living and a burgeoning Islamist Al-Shabaab sect that continues to launch deadly attacks across swathes of the country, including the capital. Mogadishu.
Incumbent President Mohamud has accused Farmaajo of failing to bring the deadly terror group under control since he took power in 2017.
Long designated a foreign terrorist organization by the United States, Al-Shabaab fought to overthrow the central government and establish a regime based on its strict interpretation of Islamic Sharia.
Earlier in May, the brutal sect overran a major military base housing African Union forces in Mogadishu, killing a number of Burundian peacekeepers.
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