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Vol 45 No 10

Published 14th May 2004

Equatorial Guinea

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Parliamentary and local elections late last month produced an emphatic victory for supporters of the President, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. His Partido Democrático para la Guinea Ecuatorial (PDGE) and its allies scored 98 of 100 seats in the Camara de Representantes del Pueblo and 237 of 244 local election seats. In the presidential election 18 months ago, Obiang won 97 per cent of the vote.

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