President of Equatorial Guinea has won re-election for the sixth consecutive time extendig his stay in office to beyond four decades.
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, secured almost 95% of votes, in a vote he was largely expected to win.
Officials results were released over the weekend by the national poll body six days after the vote.
Obiang Nguema is the world’s longest-serving president and is the country’s only second president after overthrowing his uncle to take power in 1979.
“The results prove us right again,” Vice-President Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the president’s son, said. “We continue to be a great party.”
According to Western media channels like the BBC, President Obiang has a strong grip on the oil-rich central African nation, with family members in key government roles.
He seized power in 1979 after a military takeover and has survived several purported coup attempts.