THT-Presidential in Djibouti: Veteran ruler Guelleh re-elected Djibouti president for fifth term in the first round with 97.44% of the vote, according to the Interior Ministry
Outgoing head of state Ismail Omar Guelleh won the presidential election with 97.44 percent of the vote, according to provisional results officially released by the Interior Ministry.
Indeed, President Ismail Omar Guelleh won 167,536 votes, or 97.44% of the votes cast, largely ahead of his opponent, the independent candidate Zakaria Ismail Farah who, for his part, obtained only 4,408 votes, or 2, 48%.
The UMP candidate therefore came out on top by winning the majority of votes cast in the capital as in the five interior regions.
It should be noted in passing that the final results will soon be given by the Constitutional Council.
Supported by several political groups (including the RPP, the ruling party) united under the banner of the Union for the Presidential Majority (UMP), Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, 73, is thus seeking a fifth term at the head of the country.
“Thank you for your trust, thank you for Djibouti! Let’s continue together! », Reacted the re-elected president on his Facebook page.
Finally, it should be noted that Mr. Ismail Omar Guelleh agreed to stand for the presidential election following the appeal of young Djiboutians who, by organizing a large gathering on December 17, 2020 both in the capital and the regions of interior, urged him to run for a new term in order to complete the major development projects that he himself initiated.