UN envoy for Somalia praises election of country's new presidentListen /
After decades of conflict, the new parliament of Somalia has elected the country's next president.
The election of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud ends Somalia's transitional period.
The top United Nations envoy in Somalia, Ambassador Augustine Mahiga, says the election of the president is a major breakthrough in the political transition in the Horn of Africa country.
The Ambassador Mahiga tells UN Radio's Joshua Mmali that the election was very organized and peaceful.