The legislative and municipal elections held on 12th November throughout national territory took place with transparency, calm and credibility. In general, there were no disturbances, and the majority of observers worked unhindered at all the electoral colleges, where there was material and the opening and closing times were applied scrupulously.
These are the most relevant data from the unanimous report created by the international observers who worked on the latest elections to the Chamber of Deputies, the Senate, and the municipal governments throughout the nation.
The presentation of these results took place on 20th November, at the People’s Palace in Malabo, in an audience that the President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, granted to this international group.
Members of the African Diaspora in Europe, the International Plan for Democracy, the Pan-African Institute for Electoral Assistance, Democratic lawyers without Borders, Solidarity Africa and the CEMAC Parliament, in addition to submitting their various reports to the Head of State, also presented a series of recommendations for the National Electoral Board, in an act steered by the President of the National Electoral Board, Clemente Engonga Onguene, some members of the Government, and advisers to the Head of State’s Office.
The elections were not held to create violence, but so that the people decide the best option for the future of the nation”, said H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, when addressing those present, to whom he expressed the gratitude of the people of Equatorial Guinea for their work.
The leader of the nation also spoke about the reciprocity that should exist between Europe and Africa for the observation of elections, “because this continent gained its independence at the expense of the lives of its sons”.
The interference in internal matters of countries, neo-colonialisation, and the implantation of democracy in accordance with European interests, together with the destabilisation of African nations, also formed part of the Head of State’s speech.
The meeting concluded with a group photograph.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea