The former speaker of transitional federal parliament was elected as the new president of South west Somalia-three regions.
373 delegates voted in favor of Sharif Hassan, 15 rejected while 8 delegates abstained.
Finally the committee announce Sharif Hassan as the winner of the election and the leader of the regional state.
He is now giving key note speech in the hall.
His election comes a time when the speaker of federal parliament said any result against the decision of the government will not reconnized urging the technical committee and the delegates to abide by the rules.
Recently the the top leaders of Somalia issued joint statement to suspend the conference for two weeks.