Congo-Brazzaville incumbent President Denis Sassou Nguesso has been declared the winner of the presidential election, which the opposition denounced as rigged.
Speaking on national television, Interior Minister Raymond Zephyrin Mboulou said that Mr Sassou Nguesso – who has been in power for more than 30 years – had secured more than 60%.
The official count put the president’s main rivals way behind.
The opposition has said there had been “massive fraud” and called for a recount of the vote.
Mr Sassou Nguesso won approval for changes to the constitution last year to allow him to stand for a further term in office.