Azali has been re-elected as Comoros president for a fourth term

Comoros President Azali Assoumani has been re-elected for a fourth term in a poll disputed by the opposition as “fraudulent”.

The electoral body Ceni said He secured the win with 63% of the vote.

Opposition candidates in the Indian Ocean archipelago alleged instances of ballot stuffing in favor of  Assoumani and that polls had closed early

Six candidates ran in the 14 January presidential election.

More than 330,000 people were registered to vote, out of a population the World Bank estimates at 836,000.

Mr Assoumani is a former military officer who first came to power through a coup in 1999 and won his first election in 2002.

He exited politics in 2006, before making a comeback with a presidential win in 2016.

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