AA / Yaoundé / Peter Kum
Equatoguinean President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and candidate of the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE) was re-elected with an overwhelming majority in the November 20 presidential election, with 94.9% of the valid votes cast, according to published results. Saturday, November 26, by the National Electoral Council.
These results, which were read Saturday evening by the President of the National Electoral Council, Faustino Ndong Esono Ayang at the headquarters of the Ministry of Interior in Malabo, revealed that Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, 43 years in power, obtained a total of 405 910 votes out of 411,081 votes cast, which represents 94.9% of the votes.
The candidate of the Convergence for Democracy (CPDS) political party, Andrés Esono Ondó, came second with only 6,479 votes, followed by Buenaventura Monsuy Asumu, candidate of the PCSD-Baboron political party with 1,388 votes.
According to the National Electoral Council, the presidential party won all 588 seats in municipal councils, all 55 seats in the Senate and all seats in the Chamber of Deputies (100).
Immediately after the publication of the results, the Equatoguinean President received congratulatory messages from some of his counterparts.
Umaro Sissoco Embaló, President of Guinea Bissau and current President of ECOWAS (Economic Community of West Africa) congratulated President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo “for his remarkable re-election” and wished him “an excellent mandate at the head of Equatorial Guinea”.
Burundian President, Evariste Ndayishimiye, also “very warmly” congratulated his counterpart and “big brother”, “for his brilliant re-election at the head of Equatorial Guinea”.
According to the Burundian president, “it is a victory that testifies to the confidence and support of the Equatoguinean people” in the “visionary leadership” of Obiang Nguema.
As a reminder, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, 80, has been in power in Equatorial Guinea since 1979 after overthrowing his cousin Francisco Macías Nguema in a coup.
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who has just been reappointed for an additional seven years, holds the world record for longevity in power for heads of state still alive, excluding monarchies.
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