Djibouti veteran leader, Ismail Omar Guelleh will extend his rule of over 20 years after being re-elected as president for the fifth term. He was declared the winner after in Friday’s presidential election in Djibouti when he polled 98,58 percent of votes. Guelleh’s only rival, Zakaria Ismail Farah, received less than 5,000 votes. “Thank you for your trust, thank you Djibouti. Let’s continue together,” the 73-year-old said on Twitter shortly after results were announced. Guelleh is the second president of Djibouti since independence from France in 1977.