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Teodoro Nguema Obiang wins a re-election by 95%

Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mbasogo has won yet another presidential re-election, by over 90% of cast votes.

The long-time octogenarian dictator won the November 20th re-election by 95%, with his ruling, Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE) and coalition winning all 55 seats in the senate, and the 100 seats in the lower house – popularly known as the Chamber of Deputies. Surprisingly, Obiang Nguema’s son, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, is the one who broke the news through his Twitter handle.

Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the son to the 80-year old despot, is also the vice President of the Central African Republic. “The definitive results prove us right again,” the vice president tweeted. “We continue to prove to be a great political party!”

Equatorial Guinea has a population of about 1.5 million people. The West Coast of African country has had only two presidents from the time they attained self rule from Spain, in 1968. The first president of Equatorial Guinea, coincidentally, happened to be the uncle to the current president, before the latter staged a successful coup against his uncle in 1979. Since then, Teodoro Nguema Obiang has been the predictable ‘winner’.

President Teodoro Nguema Obiang has always been elected with more than 90% of the cast votes in every poll, something which international observers have treated with a pinch of salt. His son, the current Vice President, is currently touted be his potential heir apparent.

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