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Vol 49 No 9

Published 25th April 2008

Equatorial Guinea

Vicious voting

Coup plot claims, a lucrative oil deal and a plane crash are enlivening the desultory campaigning ahead of parliamentary and municipal elections in Equatorial Guinea due on 4 May. The ruling Partido Democrático de Guinea Ecuatorial and its allies already have 98 out of 100 seats in the National Assembly and control the system.

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