updated 9:43 AM UTC, Dec 29, 2017

On May 2, the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea announced the results of the presidential election held in the country on April 24. According to official data, the incumbent president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, won the election with 93.5 per cent of the vote.

The African Union observers deemed the election valid. No serious violations affecting the citizens' expression of will were registered.

Moscow expects that the presidential election in Equatorial Guinea, which we have friendly relations with, will encourage the republic's further advancement on the path of stable political, social and economic development.