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Khatumo state elects Ali Khalif as new president

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Ali Khalif elected as new Khatumo president

Former prime Minister of transitional federal government of Somalia Ali Khalif Galayr was elected as the new president of Khatumo state in Northern Somalia.

Two candidates Mohamed Indhosheel  and Khalif Galadr contested the presidential elections held in Sahdheer locality.

The electoral commission has declared Ali Khalif the winner after receiving 21votes out of 32 votes casted while Mohamed Indhosheel  garnered 9 votes in first round.

This election comes a time when Somaliland forces have recently seized the control to Taleh district, the administrative capital of Khatumo state though they withdrew latter.

President Silanyo declared Taleh to be part of Somaliland territory after making it the headquarters of a new region.