Somalia went to the polls to vote for a new president yesterday and the country has elected Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo as the new leader. A former prime minister, Farmajo won the election after two rounds of voting by members of parliament. He beat incumbent President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, who conceded. Somalia remains deeply divided across clan lines, and corruption and insecurity remain its most serious concerns. The new president faces a daunting task and the transfer of power presents an opportunity to work towards peace and consolidate security.