“Sincere and effusive congratulations for your re-election”: while the results of the Cameroonian presidential election of October 7 are not yet known, President Paul Biya, candidate for a seventh mandate, has already been congratulated by his Equatorial Guinean counterpart, Teodoro Obiang Nguema.
“The people of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and his Government join me in expressing to your Excellency our sincere and heartfelt congratulations on your re-election as President of the Republic of Cameroon in the past presidential election,” said a signed statement. of the Equatorial Guinean president that AFP got Saturday.
Obiang Nguema, 76, who has been in power in Equatorial Guinea since 1979, is the longest-serving president in the world.
He is followed by … Paul Biya, 85 years old and in power since 1982.
The results of the Cameroonian presidential election of October 7 will be pronounced Monday at 11:00 (10:00 GMT) by the Constitutional Council.
In Cameroon, the Constitutional Council examines post-election appeals before formally proclaiming the results, and has fifteen days from the day of the vote.
President Paul Biya, candidate for a seventh consecutive term at the head of Cameroon, is widely favored.
Among the opposition candidates running for office, the three main candidates filed actions for the annulment of – partly or in part – the vote, denouncing “fraud” and “irregularities”.
These three appeals, in addition to the 15 other appeals, were all rejected by the Constitutional Council.