Nov. 12, 2017 Held

Equatorial Guinea

Republic of Equatorial Guinea

Election for Senado (Equatorial Guinean Senate)


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:273,502
Valid Votes:272,022
Invalid Votes:1,480

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea 55

Citizens for Innovation (Ciudadanos para Innovación)

Together We Can (Juntos Podemos)

Election Results Modified: Oct 17, 2018

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • 55 seats in the House of People’s Representatives

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Teodoro OBIANG NGUEMA MBASOGO *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Vicente EHATE TOMI
  • Assembly: Equatorial Guinea has a bicameral National Assembly 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. He was last reelected in 2009.

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 and 15 members are appointed by the President*. 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 establishes the Senate. Previously, Equatorial Guinea had a unicameral system.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 1,267,689 (2017 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 325,555 ( 2017)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 565,935 (2017 est.)
  • Is Equatorial Guinea a signatory to CEDAW: N/A
  • Has Equatorial Guinea ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (23 October 1984)
  • Gender Quota: Yes
  • Female candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 20 (House) 11 (Senate)
  • Human Development Index Position: 141 (2018)
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A 

Disability Data:

  • Is Equatorial Guinea a signatory to CRPD: No
  • Has Equatorial Guinea ratified CRPD: No
  • Population with a disability: 111,111 (2017 est.)
Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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