27 April 2016
This Sunday, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema of Equitorial Guinea will face 6 opponents in the country’s election to determine who will rule the country for the next 7 years.
According to the President of the country’s National Electoral Board, Clemente Engonga Nguema Onguene, 323,954 registered voters are qualified to vote in 1357 polling stations in the country, and 8086 overseas registered voters are qualified to vote in 40 polling stations abroad.
Polling stations are open from 8 a.m. local time and are expected to close at 7 p.m. local time. The result is supposed to be released in one week.
Obiang led a coup in August 1979 which toppled the then leader, Francisco Macias Nguema. In 1982, He was elected president for a seven-year term. Obiang was re-elected in 1989, 1996, 2002 and 2009, each time with more than 90 percent of votes.