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Farmaajo congratulates PM Abiy on his party’s victory

MOGADISHU (SD) – President Mohamed Farmaajo on Sunday extended congratulations to Ethiopian prime minister on the victory of Ethiopia’s governing Prosperity Party which won the most seats in the country’s parliamentary election.

In a twitter post, Farmaajo expressed his readiness to work with Ethiopian government, saying both countries will enhance their bilateral relations.

“Somalia will continue to work with his government to further strengthen our bilateral relations to benefit our two people and the wider region. I wish you great success, prime minister,” Farmaajo said in a Tweet post.

The election marked the first time Abiy faced voters since he was appointed prime minister in 2018 following several years of anti-government protests.

Abiy’s Prosperity Party won 410 seats in the federal parliament out of 436 where elections were held, according to results issued by the National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE), which said there would be a rerun in 10 constituencies.

The leader of the main opposition Ethiopian Citizens for Social Justice party, Birhanu Nega, lost while the opposition parties Ezema and the National Movement of Amhara (NAMA) each won less than 10 seats.

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