Europe South Asia Asia Pacific Americas Middle East Africa BBC Homepage World Service Education

Front Page



UK Politics







Talking Point
On Air
Low Graphics

Sunday, March 7, 1999 Published at 18:00 GMT

World: Africa

Equitorial Guinea votes for new parliarment

The people of Equatorial Guinea have been voting in parliamentary elections - the second since multi-party politics were introduced in 1993.

Thirteen parties are contesting eighty parliamentary seats in a poll that will give them a five year mandate.

Voting around the country was reportedly calm in many areas but the opposition said some of their supporters were barred from some polling stations.

The main opposition leader, Placido Mico said the conditions for a democratic election were not fully met.

President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, himself has predicted victory for his ruling Democratic Party of Equitorial Guinea which had sixty-eight seats in the last parliament.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service

Advanced options | Search tips

Back to top | BBC News Home | BBC Homepage |

Africa | Americas | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East | South Asia

In this section

Dam builders charged in bribery scandal

Burundi camps 'too dire' to help

Sudan power struggle denied

Animal airlift planned for Congo

Spy allegations bug South Africa

Senate leader's dismissal 'a good omen'

Tatchell calls for rights probe into Mugabe

Zimbabwe constitution: Just a bit of paper?

South African gays take centre stage

Nigeria's ruling party's convention

UN to return to Burundi

Bissau military hold fire

Nile basin agreement on water cooperation

Congo Brazzaville defends peace initiative

African Media Watch

Liberia names new army chief