Monday, May 27, 2013

Equatorial Guinea Announces Elections Initial Results

Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Interior announced elections initial results after closing the polls for the senatorial, legislative and municipal elections.

Clemente Engonga Onguene Nguema, Deputy Prime Minister in Charge of Politics and Democracy, and Minister of Interior and Local Corporations addressed the media yesterday at the Ministry of Interior and shared the following results: The electoral district of Malabo showed 3,133 votes for the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE) and the electoral coalition, 161 votes for the Convergence for Social Democracy party (CPDS), and 44 votes for the Popular Action of Equatorial Guinea (APGE) party.

Bata polls showed the following results: 7,164 votes for PDGE and the electoral coalition, 93 votes for CPDS and 23 votes for APGE.

Diplomats residing in Equatorial Guinea and electoral delegations from the African Union (AU) and the Africa Caribbean and Pacific Group (ACP), who oversaw the senatorial, legislative and municipal elections, attended yesterday’s event.

Minister of Interior shared the electoral calendar for this week and announced that after all votes have been checked and ratified by the municipal boards, the Ministry will announce final electoral results on Friday, May 31.

Elections’ results will be submitted to the Constitutional Court, which will validate the outcome of the election.