(Reuters) Factbox: Dos Santos one of Africa's longest-ruling leaders

(Reuters) Factbox: Dos Santos one of Africa's longest-ruling leaders

January 2, 2012
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Profiles of Africa's five longest-serving leaders, including President Obiang who is first on the list.

 

Here are details of the top five longest-serving African leaders:

* EQUATORIAL GUINEA - President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo (69) 32 YEARS 5 MONTHS

- Obiang came to power in an August 1979 palace coup. The new constitution in theory ushered in multi-party politics in 1991. Human Rights Watch reported flaws in the latest presidential polls in 2009, in which Obiang scored 95.4 percent of votes.

 

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