Ismail Omar Guelleh was re-elected last Friday with 98.58% of the votes, according to provisional official figures. He has ruled this country with an iron fist for 22 years.
Ismaël Omar Guelleh will continue to lead Djiibouti with an iron fist. The outgoing chairman of the Horn of Africa for this small country strategy was re-elected last Friday, April 9, with 98.58% of the votes (167,535 votes) for the fifth consecutive five-year term, according to the minister’s announcement of preliminary results internally by Moumin Ahmed Cheick.
The 73-year-old “IOG” ran for fifth place. In theory, it was the previous campaign against Zakaria Ismail Farah, who is a 56-year-old businessman who recently participated in politics. . The Minister of the Interior said that the latter received less than 5,000 votes.The final result will be very soon “Given by the Constitutional Council”.
In 2016, in the last presidential election, Mr. Geller once again won about 87% of the votes in the first round of elections.
On Friday evening, Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed (Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed) announced on Facebook: “The participation rate will exceed 77%”, Compared with 68% in 2016.
Approximately 215,000 registered voters (with a total population of 990,000) were invited to one of the country’s 529 polling stations, mostly in the capital Djiboutiville.
At noon on Friday, the outgoing president dressed in pure traditional clothing, accompanied by a large number of officials, security personnel and reporters to vote. “Very very confident”.
Nevertheless, this re-election is still in progress, and this is Mr. Quiller’s last lap. Mr. Quiller will exceed the constitutional age limit of 75 in the next election in 2026. This restriction was introduced when the Constitution was revised in 2010, and its main purpose is to remove the two deadlines set before then.
This reform allowed the second president of Djibouti, Mr. Güller, to be re-elected for the third term in the second year since independence from France in 1977. Then, he promised in 2011 that this would be his last candidate.
At the end of Friday, Mr. Farah was not seen in several polling stations. He has not responded to AFP’s request for several hours. “It’s useless to me, and it’s useless to 80% of people in Djibouti.”, He wrote in an earlier message, without giving further explanation. In the second letter, Mr. Farah severely criticized the absence of polling station representatives, seeming to imply that they were barred from entering the polling station.
However, Ahmed Tidiane Souare, the head of the African Union (AU) observer mission, told reporters at noon that his team had failed. “I didn’t see any representatives” Of the opponent in the polling station said that this is not a “Obligations”. “By then, everything will be carried out in accordance with the rules and peace will be maintained”, Also added the former Prime Minister of Guinea.