Incumbent President of the Comoros Assoumani wins presidential election


Incumbent President of the Comoros Azali Assoumani has won the presidential election by garnering over 60 percent of the votes, according to preliminary results released Tuesday by the country's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The Comoros kicked off its first round of the presidential election on Sunday to select the national leader from among six candidates, including incumbent President Azali Assoumani, for the next five years.

According to the INEC, 338,940 registered voters among the roughly 900,000 total population are expected to cast their ballots at 868 polling stations across the country.

(With input from Xinhua)

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