Ex President Mohamud Sheikh Elected Leader Of New UPD Party
Delegates from three of Somalia’s political parties Daljir, PDP and Horusocod have elected former President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the interim chairman of the newly formed Union For Peace and Democracy (UPD) party.
The delegates had met in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday to formalise the formation of UPD.
Mohamud recently returned to Somalia after 18 months abroad following his loss in the February 2017 Presidential elections.
UPD is expected to be officially launched on Thursday.