April 24, 2016 Held

Equatorial Guinea

Republic of Equatorial Guinea

Election for Equatorial Guinean Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:309,158
Valid Votes:297,238
Invalid Votes:7,066

Vote Share by Candidate:

Teodoro OBIANG Nguema278,362


Avelino Mocache BENGA4,598


Bonaventura MONSUY Asumu4,436


Benedicto Obiang MANGUE2,812


Carmelo Mba BAKALE2,438


Agustin Masoko ABEGUE2,434


Tomas Mba MONABANG2,162

Election Results Modified: Apr 29, 2016

General Information

Equatorial Guinea: President, 24 April 2016

At stake in this election:

  • The office of the President of the Equatorial Guinea

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Teodoro Obiang NGUEMA (since 3 August 1979)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Vicente EHATE TOMI (since 22 May 2012)
  • Assembly: Equatorial Guinea has a bicameral Asemblea Nacional (National Assembly) consisting of the Senado (Senate) and Camara de Representantes del Pueblo (House of People’s Representatives). There are 75 seats in the Senate and 100 seats in the House of People’s Representatives.

Description of electoral system

  • The president of Equatorial Guinea is directly elected by simple majority popular vote for a 7-year term, with eligibility for a second term.

Last Election:

  • The last presidential election was held on 9 November 2009. NGUEMA was re-elected with 95.8% of the vote.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Teodoro Obiang NGUEMA
    • Party: Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea/Partido Democrático de Guinea Ecuatorial
  • Bonaventura Monsuy ASUMU
    • Party: Social Democratic Coalition Party/Partido de la Coalicion Socialista Democratica
  • Carmelo Mba BAKALE
    • Party Popular Action for Equatorial Guinea/Accion Popular de Guinea Ecuatorial
  • Avelino Mocache MEHENGA
    • Party: Center-Right Union/Union de Centro Derecha
  • Agustin Masoko ABEGUE
    • Party: Independent
  • Benedicto Obiang MANGUE
    • Party: Independent
  • Tomas Mba MONABANG
    • Party Independent

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 740,743 (July 2015 est.)

·         Registered Voters: 292,585 (2009)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 371,792 (July 2015 est.)

·         Is Equatorial Guinea a signatory to CEDAW: N/A

·         Has Equatorial Guinea ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (23 October 1984)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 34 (19.43%)

·         Human Development Index Position: 138 (2014)

·         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


Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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