Djibouti veteran leader, Ismail Omar Guelleh, 73, re-elected as president for 5th term

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Djibouti veteran leader, Ismail Omar Guelleh, 73, re-elected as president for 5th term

Djibouti veteran leader, Ismail Omar Guelleh has been re-elected as president for the fifth term after being declared the winner in Friday April 9 presidential election in Djibouti.

 

“Thank you for your trust, thank you Djibouti. Let’s continue together,” Guelleh said on Twitter shortly after results were announced.

 

Guelleh, 73, who has been in power since 1999 was re-elected with 98.58 % of the vote, defeating Zakaria Ismail Farah, an independent and a newcomer candidate. 

 

Djibouti veteran leader, Ismail Omar Guelleh, 73, re-elected as president for 5th term

 

“President Ismail Omar Guelleh obtained 167,535 votes, which is 98.58 percent,” Interior Minister Moumin Ahmed Cheick told public broadcaster RTD early Saturday, adding that confirmed results would be released soon by the Constitutional Council.

 

Farah, a 56-year-old cleaning products importer, ended up with under 5,000 votes, according to the provisional results.

 

He cast doubt on the transparency of the voting process, saying his delegates were not present at polling stations.

 

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Source: Linda Ikeji