Ismail Omar Guelleh, Djibouti Leader Has Been Re- Elected As President

Ismail Omar Guelleh

On Friday, April 9, Ismail Omar Guelleh, 73 Djibouti Leader was re- elected as president for the fifth term.

He said on Twitter:

“Thank you for your trust, thank you Djibouti. Let’s continue together,” 

Ismail Omar Guelleh who has been in power since 1999 was re-elected with 98.58 % of the vote.

According to  Interior Minister Moumin Ahmed Cheick: “President Ismail Omar Guelleh obtained 167,535 votes, which is 98.58 percent,”

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

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

“My vote is of no use, nor are the votes of 80 percent of the Djiboutian people,” the opposition candidate told AFP in a text message.

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