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 (aged 75)|
|Political party||Supreme Revolutionary Council|
Somali Revolutionary Socialist Party
Dalyad Haji Hashi
|Relations||Abdirahman Jama Barre|
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.
- James, George (3 January 1995). "Somalia's Overthrown Dictator, Mohammed Siad Barre, Is Dead". New York Times. Retrieved 8 September 2016.