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Equatorial Guinea’s president wins sixth term with 95% of the vote

Man Jose Kayima

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo was re-elected president of Equatorial Guinea for his sixth term with 95% of the vote.

He received 94.9% of the votes cast, election officials announced on Saturday, putting turnout for the vote at 98%.

His main challengers Andrès Esono Ondo and Buenaventura Monsuy Asumu, each received around 9,700 and 2,900 of the approximately 413,000 votes in Equatorial Guinea.

Obiang’s ruling Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE) also won all seats in the National Assembly and the Senate.

Nguema, 80 years old and the longest serving president in the world, has led Equatorial Guinea since the uprising against his uncle, Francisco Macías Nguema, who in 1968 became the country’s first president after independence from Spain.

His son Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the country’s Vice President, stated on twitter that the results continue to prove them right that they are taking the country to the right direction.

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