Incumbent President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud concedes defeat after two rounds of voting and congratulates new leader.
A former prime minister who holds dual Somali-US citizenship has been declared Somalia’s new president.
Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo was declared the new leader after two rounds of voting on Wednesday and quickly took the oath of office.
Incumbent President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud conceded defeat.
“History was made, we have taken this path to democracy, and now I want to congratulate Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo,” Mohamud said.