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    THE PRESIDENT-ELECT OF THE SOMALI REPUBLIC, DOCTOR ABDIRASHID AL SHARMARKE, APPEARED AT THE CENTRAL MOSQUE IN MOGADISCIO ON THURSDAY TO PARTICIPATE IN CEREMONIES MARKING THE MOSLEM FEAST OF MOHAMMED'S BIRTHDAY.

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    DOCTOR SHARMARKE AT MOSQUE AND OTHER DIGNITARIES.




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    Background: THE PRESIDENT-ELECT OF THE SOMALI REPUBLIC, DOCTOR ABDIRASHID AL SHARMARKE, APPEARED AT THE CENTRAL MOSQUE IN MOGADISCIO ON THURSDAY TO PARTICIPATE IN CEREMONIES MARKING THE MOSLEM FEAST OF MOHAMMED'S BIRTHDAY.

    DOCTOR AL SHARMARKE DEFEATED PRESIDENT ADEN ABDULLAH OSMAN IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AFTER RECEIVING SUPPORT FROM OPPOSITION MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT.

    DOCTOR SHARMARKE, AGED 58, IS AN EXPERT IN LAW AND ECONOMICS, AND IS A DOCTOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE. HE JOINED THE SOMALI YOUTH LEAGUE IN 1944, AND JOINED THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY IN 1959.

    HE IS REGARDED AS A STAUNCH SUPPORTER OF ANTI-COLONIALISM. HE WAS PRIME MINISTER OF SOMALIA UNTIL 1964, WHEN IN THE FIRST ELECTIONS HELD SINCE INDEPENDENCE THE GOVERNMENT SOMALI YOUTH LEAGUE PARTY CAME TO POWER, AND HE WAS REPLACED BY HIS FORMER FELLOW PARTY MEMBER, THE PRESENT PRIME MINISTER, ABDIRIZAK HAJI HUSSEIN, THE LEADER OF THE GREATER SOMALIA LEAGUE.

    DOCTOR SHARMARKE WAS ELECTED TO THE PRESIDENCY AFTER A VOTE AMONG THE 123 MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

    THE OUTGOING PRESIDENT, ADEN ABDULLAH OSMAN, WAS ELECTED TO THE PRESIDENCY FOR ONE YEAR ON INDEPENDENCE IN 1960. HE WAS RE-ELECTED FOR A FURTHER TERM OF SIX YEARS IN 1961.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA500LO6YNY6M5HUEHBIWSYJP9S
    Media URN:
    VLVA500LO6YNY6M5HUEHBIWSYJP9S
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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