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Equatorial Guinea

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Chamber of Deputies

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
12.11.2017
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
15.09.2017
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Early election
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
30.11.2022
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
100
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

The number of candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
3

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
325,555
Votes Number of people who actually voted
273,502
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
84.01%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
President Teodoro Obiang Nguema's Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE) and its allies swept all but one of the seats in the 100-member Chamber of Deputies and all the 55 elected seats in the 70-member Senate (see note 1). President Teodoro Obiang Nguema , 74, in power since 1979, is one of the world's longest serving Heads of State. The Citizens' Party for Innovation (CI), led by former Lieutenant-Colonel Gabriel Nse Obiang Obono (see note 2), took the one remaining seat. The opposition parties denounced multiple "frauds" and "irregularities". During the election campaign, the PDGE ran on the government's record, citing programmes on health and education. Military personnel were reportedly assaulted by CI militants. The President condemned the violence. Note 1: The statutory number of members of the Senate is 70: 55 directly elected and 15 appointed by the President. However, the Senate may comprise ex-officio members, whose number varies during the legislature. The total number of senators may thus be higher than 70. Note 2: The CI leader himself did not stand for election, after May 2017 court decision found him guilty of "gross insults" to the PDGE, and sentenced him to 6 months in prison. The court ruling also prohibited him from engaging in political activity for an indefinite period.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
2
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
66.67%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
98%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Number of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
1
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE)
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE) and its allies 98
Citizens' Party for Innovation (CI) 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
80
Number of women elected
20
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
20%
Sources
Chamber of Deputies (18.01.2018) Acta de proclamación de los candidatos electos Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea Jeune Afrique Africa News
Women Directly Elected
20

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
80
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
20
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
12.01.2018
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Gaudencio Mohaba Mesu (Male)
Political party
Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE)
Date of election
12.01.2018