LIVE: Somali lawmakers start voting for president


328 Somali MPs started voting to elect a new president from 21 presidential candidates:-

!:25 voting started —-

1:27 Somali parliament speaker Mohamed Osman Jawari cast the first vote

4;31: Somalia’s incumbent president  Hassan Sheikh Mohamud holds a slight lead, the former Somali prime minister Mohamed Abdullahi comes second, former Somali president Sharif Sheikh Ahmed comes third while Somali prime minister Omar Abdirashid come fourth.

Stay tuned for any further updates as they come.