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Equatorial Guinea

Republic of Equatorial Guinea

759,451 6

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

332,576 94.25%

Registered Voters (as of April 29, 2016)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Equatorial Guinean Senate Senado Upper House
Equatorial Guinean House of People's Representatives Camara de Representantes del Pueblo Lower House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Teodoro Obiang NGUEMA MBASOGO *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Francisco Pascual Eyegue OBAMA Asue
  • Assembly: Equatorial Guinea has a bicameral National Assembly (Asemblea Nacional) consisting of the Senate (Senado) with 70 seats and the House of People's Representatives (Camara de Representantes del Pueblo) with 100 seats.

* OBIANG Nguema Mbasogo became president after seizing power in a military coup in 1979.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by plurality vote to serve a 7-year term.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the president.
  • In the Senate (Senado), 55 members are elected by plurality vote to serve 5-year terms and 15 members are appointed by the President to serve 5-year terms*. In the House of People's Representatives (Camara de Representantes del Pueblo) 100 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.

* The May 26, 2013 election established the Senate. Previously, Equatorial Guinea had a unicameral system.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
President 2002-12-15 203,042 215,447 94.24%
Equatorial Guinean House of People's Representatives 2004-04-25 203,042 210,514 96.45%
President 2009-11-29 273,127 292,585 93.35%
Equatorial Guinean Senate 2013-05-26 - 292,585 -
Equatorial Guinean House of People's Representatives 2013-05-26 - 292,585 -
President 2016-04-24 309,158 332,576 92.96%

Voter Turnout