Somali women sing as they celebrate the election of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed in the streets of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, February 9, 2017. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
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Abdullahi Mohammed's victory in Somalia's presidential election last week brought joyous crowds into the streets of Mogadishu, a testament to the former prime minister's enduring popularity.Farmajo inherits a Somalia still operating under an interim constitution, with little in the way of solid administrative structures: the army, central bank, fiscal administration and electoral commission remain rudimentary.While Farmajo favors a strong central government, Somalia has in recent years shifted toward a system of federalism. Another tricky issue Farmajo will have to navigate is Somalia's tense relationship with its powerful neighbor Ethiopia.Ethiopia has on several occasions sent troops into Somalia to fight Islamists and its current powerful military presence in the country and perceived political meddling irks many.
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