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Equatorial Guinea Ruler Can Extend Rule to Half a Century

  • Obiang secures another seven-year term with 95% of vote
  • Tiny oil-rich nation ruled by Obiang family since independence
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo

Photographer: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

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Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasago secured a landslide win in Nov. 20 elections, extending his 43-year rule of the tiny oil-rich central African nation.

Obiang won another seven-year term, garnering 95% of the vote, the country’s vice president and the son of the president, Teodoro Obiang Mangue, said Saturday on Twitter. Voter participation was 98%, according to a statement on the government website.