97.7% of the people of Equatorial Guinea in favor of Constitutional Reform
Only lacking the last processes for its total legitimation, the Constitutional Reform is already a fact decided democratically by the vast majority of the population of Equatorial Guinea. The Minister of Internal Affairs and Local Corporations and Chairman of the National Electoral Board, Clemente Engonga Nguema Onguene, conducted the public reading of the National Electoral Act. The vote count shows clear support of the constitutional reform, which gets 295,780 votes compared to 6,858 obtained by the NO option.
During the afternoon of Wednesday, November 16, the Minister of Internal Affairs and Local Corporations and Chairman of the National Electoral Board, Clemente Engonga Nguema Onguene, read to the audience, among which were leading members of the Government and a large diplomatic representation, the final results of the referendum vote count conducted throughout the national territory, to approve the proposed constitutional reform.
Before the reading, they proceeded as required by law, to the opening of the certificates from the polling stations of the various districts and the delegations and diplomatic missions that Equatorial Guinea has in the entire world. Once the certificates were open, they checked the total count and once the summation of all votes was finished, at 19:00 h., they held a reading of the total results, which are as follows:
-Voters inscribed in the census: 331,982. –Votes issued: 304,730. –Valid votes: 302,638. –Votes nullified: 1,247. –Blank votes: 845. –Percentage of participation: 91%. –Percentage of abstention: 9%.
Votes in favor of YES: 295,780 (97.7% of the total valid votes issued in the 1,327 census tables --36 abroad).
Votes in favor of the NO: 6,858.
After reading the results, the Minister also announced that they would be taken, on the one hand, to the Constitutional Court for their solemn proclamation -celebration that will take place next Friday, November 18- and, secondly, to the Presidency, for publication in the national media.
At this time, we will also publish the data of the percentages for the various districts and diplomatic delegations.
Information: Ines Ortega and Sarilusi Tarifa King.
Photos: Mansueto Loeri Bomohagasi.
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office (D. G. Base Internet).