Equatorial Guinea’s President reelected for sixth term
Equatorial Guinea’s President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has been re-elected to a sixth term as president of the West African country.
The incumbent president received 94.9% of the votes cast, the country’s electoral commission has anounced on Saturday, putting turnout for the vote at 98%.
“The results of the general election solemnly proclaim His Excellency Obiang Nguema Mbasogo President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea for a term of seven years,” said the head of the electoral commission, Faustino Ndong Esono Eyang.
The two opposing candidates, Andrès Esono Ondo and Buenaventura Monsuy Asumu, each received around 9,700 and 2,900 of the approximately 413,000 votes in Equatorial Guinea. The winner received the equivalent of 405,910 ballots in the country’s presidential elections.
Obiang’s ruling Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE) also won all seats in the National Assembly and the Senate.
Turnout for the vote in last Sunday’s poll stood at 98%, according to the results published on the government’s website.