Congo president Sassou Nguesso wins re-election

By Reuters

Congo Republic President Denis Sassou Nguesso has won re-election with 60.39 percent of the vote, extending his 32-year rule of the oil-producing country, the interior minister said on Thursday.

Opposition leader Guy-Brice Parfait Kolelas, who is popular in the capital Brazzaville’s south, won 15 percent and retired general Jean-Marie Mokoko won 14 percent, Raymond Zephyrin Mboulou said on state television.

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