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Date:28 Nov 2022
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo Re-elected as Equatorial Guinea’s President.

 The world's longest-serving president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has been re-elected by electorates in Equatorial Guinea to continue his reign as president of the country.

Mbasogo, 80, secured almost 95% of votes, officials announced six days after the vote.

"The results prove us right again ………We continue to be a great party."  Vice-President Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the president's son, said.

Although some of the opposition candidates stood, but none were expected to win.

President Obiang who seized power in 1979 after a military takeover and has survived several coup attempts, has had a strong grip on the oil-rich central African nation, with family members in key government roles.

Upon gaining office from his predecessor and uncle, Francisco Macias Nguema, he made some reforms but retained Nguema's absolute control over the nation.

In Equatorial Guinea, political opposition is barely tolerated and severely hampered by the lack of a free press, as all broadcast media is either owned outright by the government or controlled by its allies.

Meanwhil, it is believed that President Obiang, who has previously denied accusations of human rights abuses and election rigging, intends to use his sixth term to clean up his international reputation.

In September, the government abolished the death penalty, in a move which was praised by the United Nations.

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