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Somalia's Puntland Region Elects New President

Lawmakers in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region have elected former Somalia planning minister Saed Abdullahi Deni as president. Deni won 35 out of 66 votes from regional lawmakers in the third, and last, round Tuesday, defeating 20 other candidates.  His closest challenger, General Asad Osman Abdullahi, former Puntland spy chief, received 31 votes. The new president, 52, is widely known for his role in education in Puntland where he helped establish schools and...

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