The final count of the presidential elections in Equatorial Guinea has granted the current president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, a landslide victory by collecting 94.9 percent of the votes, as announced on Twitter the country’s vice president and son of the president, Teodoro Nguema Obiang, citing data from the Electoral Commission.

This percentage is not out of the norm for presidential elections in the country, constantly denounced by the opposition as an example of fraud.

Obiang, 80 years old and the longest serving president in the world, has led Equatorial Guinea since the uprising against his uncle, Francisco Macías Nguema, who in 1968 became the country’s first president after independence from Spain.

Despite the fact that there are 18 legalized parties in the country, in practice there are no opponents with real options to remove Obiang from power, amid speculation about the possibility of a ‘dynastic’ succession resulting in the rise of his son ‘Teodorín’, vice-president since 2016.

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