Second phase of PDGE internal elections throughout the nation

Militants of the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE) registered on the Electoral Census for the elections to the Chamber of Deputies, the Senate, and Councillors in the Town Halls, called for 12th November, voted on Sunday 24th September in the second phase of the internal elections for the PDGE candidates.

The process took place throughout the country in a calm and disciplined manner in order to guarantee a successful outcome, and was held without the presence of the candidates, to provide greater transparency at the voting tables. Malabo, the capital of the country, has ten geopolitical areas; Baney, 4; Luba, 4, Riaba, 2; Annobon, 1; Bata, 10; Mbini, 4; Aconibe, 4; Koro, 4; Evinayong, 8; Niefang, 6; Acurinam, 4; Mongomo, 8; AAisok, 6; Nsork, 4; Ebebiyin, 9; Micomiseng, 6; Nsok-Nsomo, 4; and Djibloho has one geopolitical area.

During the first phase, which took place on 17th September, at least 2649 PDGE militants took part, put forward as internal candidates for the PDE lists for elections to the Chamber of Deputies, the Senate and Local Corporations.

In this second phase, the special commissions charged with ensuring transparency are made up of three members; a president designated by the PDGE national office and two members who are the president and secretary of the grassroots cell, the names of whom are not on the list of candidates.

These internal elections are taking place in accordance with the resolution of 12th September signed by H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, designating 19 special commissions with a total of 57 members.

Furthermore, the Head of State ordered, both for the first special commissions and for the second, that they had been set up to work for “a democratic and objective selection of candidates” by the PDGE.

The General Secretary of the PDGE, Jeronimo Osa Osa Ecoro, asked for the internal elections to be a fiesta for the militants, and advised everyone to redouble their efforts in order to preserve a conviction of cohesion, solidarity and commitment which is “unswerving in order to achieve victory for the PDGE in all its electoral confrontations”.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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