Equatorial Guinea

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.
20.11.2022
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
30.11.2027
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.
55
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
419,817
Votes Number of people who actually voted
413,148
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
98.41%

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 seats in the 100-member Chamber of Deputies and all the 55 elected seats in the 70-member Senate (see note 1). In the presidential elections held in parallel with parliamentary polls (see note 2), Mr. Obiang, 80, was re-elected for a sixth term in office, extending his 43-year rule. According to official statistics, the incumbent was re-elected with 97% of the vote. An opposition candidate, Mr. Andres Esono Ondo of the Convergence for Social Democracy (CPDS), took 2.3%.

No major opposition parties ran in the 2022 parliamentary elections (see note 3). Prior to the elections, the government arrested several opposition activists whom the government accused of planning "attacks" against "gas stations, Western embassies and the homes of ministers”.

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 lifetime of each legislature. The total number of senators may thus be higher than 70.

Note 2:
On 20 September 2022, the government brought forward the presidential election by five months to 20 November, so that it would run at the same time as the parliamentary elections. The government said it was necessary to group the polls together so as to save cost amid the economic crisis, triggered by the war in Ukraine and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Note 3:
The Citizens' Party for Innovation (CI), which had taken one seat in the Chamber of Deputies in the 2017 elections, was officially dissolved in May 2018. Over 20 activists, including the sole MP, Mr. Jesus Mitogo, were sentenced to 30 years in jail for “sedition, public disorder, attacks on authority and serious bodily harm” relating to confrontations with the police (which took place shortly before the 2017 elections) and a coup attempt in December 2018.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
1
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.
100%
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 55
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
42
Number of women elected
13
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.
23.64%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
The list of senators published on the government website on 15 January 2023 included 15 women out of a total of 74 senators as follows:
- 10 women out of 55 elected senators
- 4 women out of 15 senators appointed by the President
- 1 woman out of 4 ex-officio members

On 2 February 2023, the Senate informed the IPU that there were 16 women out of 74 senators as follows:
- 13 women out of 55 elected senators
- 2 women out of 15 senators appointed by the President
- 1 woman out of 4 ex-officio members

The monthly ranking of women in national parliaments as of 1 December 2022 was updated accordingly.
Women Directly Elected
13
Women Appointed
2
Women Other
1

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.
58
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.
16
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.
19.01.2023
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.
María Teresa Efua Asangono (Female)
Political party
Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE) and its allies
Date of election
19.01.2023