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محمد سياد بري
Military portrait of Major General Mohamed Siad Barre.
|3rd President of Somalia|
21 October 1969 – 26 January 1991
|Vice President||Muhammad Ali Samatar|
|Preceded by||Mukhtar Mohamed Hussein|
|Succeeded by||Ali Mahdi Muhammad|
Mohamed Siad Barre
6 October 1919
|Died||January 2, 1995
|Political party||Supreme Revolutionary Council
Somali Revolutionary Socialist Party
Dalyad Haji Hashi
|Relations||Abdirahman Jama Barre|
Mohamed Siad Barre was the President of the Somali Democratic Republic from 1969–91.
In 1969 President Abdirashid Ali Shermarke was assassinated. The military took power of the government. Major General Barre became the leader of the country. The new government used a form of socialism called scientific socialism. The country was renamed to the Somali Democratic Republic.
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Barre with Nicolae Ceaușescu in 1976
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