Former Somali PM elected regional state president
Thursday, August 14, 2014 Lasanod, Somalia (CalankaSomalia) Former Somali Prime Minister and current parliament member Dr. Ali Kahlif Galeyr has been elected president of the semiautonomous regional state of Khaatumo at a conference held in the Saax-Dheer village in the Sool region, north of the Somalia.
Dr. Galeyr accumulated 21 votes defeating his predecessor Mohamed Yusuf Jama Indha-Sheel who got only 10 votes.
After the electoral committee announced the result of the election, the former president Mr. Indha-Sheel congratulated his successor Ali Khalif on his victory promising to work with the new president.
The new elected president who held several governmental posts since 1980s is a veteran politician who once served as the Prime Minister of Somalia of the transitional national government early in 2000.
Once hopeful candidate for Somalia presidency in 2012 , Mr Galeyr had spent much of his time trying to secure the leadership of a new administration in the disputed areas between Puntland and Somaliland.