Djibouti. According to
countryaah, six candidates ran for president in April, but Ismail Omar Guelleh, who has ruled Djibouti since 1999, won
as expected by a wide margin: Guelleh secured a fourth term
with close to 87% of the vote. The opposition claimed that
political repression prevented free elections and cheating,
but observers from the African Union (AU) judged that the
election was credible.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) reported Djibouti
to the UN Security Council and its own monitoring body since
Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir participated in the
ceremony when Guelleh formally began his fourth term in May.
al-Bashir is wanted by the ICC for war crimes in his home