• Mohamud, who was previously president from 2012-2017, was sworn in shortly after the votes were counted and struck a conciliatory tone as he addressed the country. Picture: @MOFASomalia/Twitter

    Hassan Sheik Mohamud elected president of Somalia for a second time

    After a marathon poll involving 36 candidates that was broadcast live on state TV, parliamentary officials counted 214 votes in favour of former president Mohamud, far more than the number required to defeat the incumbent Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, better known as Farmajo.