The United Nations successful Somalia welcomed the conclusion of the country’s statesmanlike predetermination held connected Sunday, praising the “positive” quality of the electoral process and peaceful transportation of power.

The United Nations successful Somalia welcomed the conclusion of the country’s statesmanlike predetermination held connected Sunday, praising the “positive” quality of the electoral process and peaceful transportation of power.

“I would similar to congratulate the newly-elected President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud connected his victory tonight”, said the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, James Swan, successful the aboriginal hours of Monday morning.

He besides expressed “our appreciation to the different candidates, and peculiarly outgoing President Mohammed Abdullahi Mohamed ‘Farmaajo,’ for respecting the result and for continuing the Somali contented of embracing whoever wins and supporting them going forward – the  atmosphere tonight, I think, was precise positive”.

The apical UN authoritative successful Somalia was speaking astatine the decision of the election, astatine the venue successful Mogadishu known locally arsenic the “hangar,” located adjacent the Aden Adde International Airport, where helium and different representatives of Somalia’s planetary partners had been invited.

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud won bureau connected the 3rd circular of voting by the country’s parliamentarians, aft immoderate 12 hours of voting and counting. There had been adjacent to 40 candidates lasting for the office.

'Difficult moments'

The UN Special Representative flagged that the electoral process had been a agelong one, arsenic good arsenic actively competitory – and that focusing on domestic and state-building priorities should present go the absorption of attention.

There person been some hard moments successful this lengthy election. However, I judge that tonight's process demonstrated that it was a genuine equine race, that it was a competitory election, and that determination was an accidental for each of the candidates to contention fairly, and, so I deliberation this is an accidental present to show that the result is credible,” Mr. Swan said.

Time to 'come together'

Now it's clip for Somalis and for Somalia's friends to travel unneurotic to enactment the caller government as it is installed, and to enactment connected the captious nationalist priorities that inactive look Somalia,” helium added. “There's overmuch enactment to beryllium done, and we look guardant to being Somalia's partners going forward.”

Mr. Swan besides noted that immoderate of the country’s captious priorities include finishing the law reappraisal process, addressing urgent needs for improved development, security and the current drought.

In a tweet aboriginal connected Monday, the UN successful Somalia besides praised Somalia's parliamentary Speakers and Deputy Speakers, the statesmanlike predetermination organizing committee and nonrecreational parliamentary staff, arsenic good arsenic Somali information forces and the African Union Transition Mission successful Somalia, for ensuring the orderly, peaceful, and unafraid electoral process.