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President Teodoro Obiang Nguema re-elected in landslide vote

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Latest update : 2009-12-03

Teodoro Obiang Nguema's 30-year tenure as president of Equitorial Guinea is set to stretch into a fourth decade after the 67-year-old leader scooped a massive 95.4 percent of the vote in last week's presidential poll, official results show.

AFP - Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, in power since 1979, has been re-elected with 95.4 percent of the vote in last weekend's elections, according to final results announced Thursday.
   
The second-place candidate, Placido Mico Abogo, won 3.6 percent, according to the figures given by the interior minister and national electoral commission head.
   
Despite the crushing victory, the president's total was slightly less than he predicted. Obiang Nguema earlier said he expected to win with 97 percent of votes cast.

Date created : 2009-12-03

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