Denis Sssou Nguesso re-elected

File: Congolese president Nguesso gets re-elected giving the incumbent 60 percent of the vote following the country's votes that happened on Sunday. Photo: Reuters / Anis Mili

CONGO, BRAZZAVILLE – The Congolese president Denis Sassou Nguesso has been re-elected in a first round of votes, this extends his 32 years in power, the interior minister said Thursday.

Interior minister Raymond Zephyrin Mboulou announced the results on national television at 3.30am giving the incumbent 60 percent of the vote, following elections held on Sunday.

On Wednesday, two opposition candidates rejected the partial results that gave Sassou Nguesso 67 percent of the vote.

 

AFP

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