Meet the president who won almost 100 percent of votes

Meet the president who won almost 100 percent of votes

President elect Teodoro Obiang Nygueme has garnered 99.2 percent of total votes cast in the just ended presidential elections of Equatorial Guinea making him win a sixth term in office.

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Obiang triumphed over six other candidates, winning all but 326 of the 40,926 votes counted, according to a government-run website.

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Dos Santos and Obiang preside over Africa's No. 2 and 3 crude-oil producers, respectively, and are accused of embezzling much of the resulting wealth, while not distributing it fairly, if at all, to their citizens. Equatorial Guinea, once a Spanish colony, has the biggest gap of any country worldwide between its per-capita wealth and its human development index — a sure sign that there are a few outliers skewing the per-capita figure way upward.

 

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