Equatorial Guinea’s ruler Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has been re-elected to a sixth term as president of the West African country.
He received 94.9% of the votes cast, election officials announced on Saturday, putting turnout for the vote at 98%.
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.
Obiang’s ruling Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE) also won all seats in the National Assembly and the Senate.
The West African country of around 1.5 million people has had only two presidents since independence from Spain in 1968. Obiang ousted his uncle Francisco Macias Nguema in a coup in 1979.
Ruling for more than 43 years, Obiang…