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United Kingdom : A significant moment for Somalia - Prime Minister congratulates new president.

Prime Minister David Cameron Editing of this page by unregistered or newly registered users is currently disabled due to vandalism.  spoke following the election of Hassan Sheikh sheikh
 or shaykh

Among Arabic-speaking tribes, especially Bedouin, the male head of the family, as well as of each successively larger social unit making up the tribal structure. The sheikh is generally assisted by an informal tribal council of male elders.
 Mohamud in Somalia.

The Prime Minister said:

This is a significant moment for Somalia, and an important step towards a renewed political process. I congratulate Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on his victory and welcome the part played by outgoing president An outgoing president is a president or, generally, other head of state or government when he holds office between the election of his successor and the inauguration by which that successor assumes power.  Sheikh Sharif, to bring Somalia to this day.

The coming months and years are critical for Somalia s transition to democracy. Somalia s leaders must now work together to build a more representative and transparent system, tackle corruption and strengthen security and stability.

The London Conference on Somalia in February brought the international community together to support this process. Britain will continue to support Somalia s people and leaders, so that Somalia can fulfill its potential as a peaceful, inclusive and prosperous nation.

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Date:Sep 12, 2012
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