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President Farmajo congratulates Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy on winning the election

Mogadishu(SONNA)-President of the Federal Republic of Somalia,Mohamed Abdulahi Farmajo on Sunday Congratulated Ethiopian Prime Minster, Ahmed on winning the majority seats of the parliamentary election of his party, SONNA reported.

”I warmly congratulate PM @AbiyAhmedAli on regaining a strong mandate from the people of #Ethiopia. #Somalia will continue to work with the his government to further strengthen our bilateral relations to benefit our two people and wider region. I wish you great success, Mr. PM”, President Farmaajo said on Twitter post.

Ethiopia’s ruling Prosperity Party on Saturday was declared the winner of last month’s national election in a landslide, assuring a second five-year term for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

The National Election Board of Ethiopia said the ruling party won 410 seats out of 436 contested in the federal parliament. Dozens of other seats will remain vacant ; one-fifth of the constituencies didn’t vote because of unrest or logistical reasons. Ethiopia’s new government is expected to be formed in October.

The vote was a major test for Abiy, who came to power in 2018 after the former prime minister resigned amid widespread protests. Abiy oversaw dramatic political reforms that led in part to a Nobel Peace Prize the following year.

Source: Somali National News Agency