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Abdulkassim Salat Hassan

Abdulkassim Salat Hassan (born 1941) is the de jure president of the internationally recognised government of Somalia, the Transitional National Government. He has been president since 27 August 2000 and was previously a minister in Siad Barre's regime.

His government controls parts of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, with the rest of the country being under the control of various warlords.

The mandate of the transitional national government expired in August 2003. Hassan withdrew from the talks aimed at forming a new government shortly before the mandate expired. Prime Minister Hassan Abshir Farah has accused the President of trying to make the talks fail to extend his time in office.

See also: List of national leaders

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