Equatorial Guinea Says on Track for Presidential Vote

Equatorial Guinea’s electoral commission said preparations were on track for a delayed presidential vote on April 24.

The commission is setting up 1,357 polling stations in the oil-producing African nation, according to an e-mailed statement on Tuesday. The vote was initially planned in November but delayed by presidential decree for reasons that weren’t given.

The election will probably extend the reign of Africa’s longest ruler, President Teodoro Obiang, who’s been in office since 1979. He will be challenged by six candidates. The African Union observer mission will be headed by Benin’s former leader, Thomas Yayi Boni.

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