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80-year-old Equatorial Guinea prez wins sixth straight term with over 94% of votes

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo

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.

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He seized power in 1979 after a military takeover and has survived several purported coup attempts.

 

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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