National Signing of a big electoral pact The opposition parties CLD, PSGE, ADP, PCSD, UDS, CSDP, PL, PSD, UDENA and UP have formed an electoral pact with the Government group, PDGE, in view of the celebration of the upcoming elections on May 26.

01/04/2013

The political parties of the democratic opposition of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE), Liberal Democratic Convention (CLD), Socialist Party of Equatorial Guinea (PSGE) Progressive Democratic Alliance (ADP), Social Democratic Coalition Party (PCSD), Social Democratic Union (UDS), Popular Union (UP), Liberal Party (PL), Social Democratic Party (PSD), National Democratic Union (UDENA) and Social Democratic and Popular Convergence (CSDP) signed, on Saturday, March 30, a political coalition pact for the forthcoming general, parliamentary, senatorial and municipal elections that will take place across the country on May 26 of this year.

The signing of this alliance took place at the African Palace of Bata, in the presence of the President of the Republic, Head of State and Government, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, assisted by the Deputy Prime Minister for the Political Sector, Democracy and by Minister of Internal Affairs and Local Corporations, Clemente Engonga Nguema Onguene. The meeting was also attended by most of the top leaders of these political parties, such as Lucas Nguema, Secretary-General of the PDGE; Alfonso Nsue Mokuy (CLD); Tomas Mecheba Fernandez Galilea (PSGE); Francisco Mba Olo Bahamonde (ADP); Miguel Mba Nsang (UDS); Santiago Ondo Ntugu (CSDP); Salvador Nguema Mangue (PL); Francisco Mabale Nseng (PSD); Pedro Cristino Bueriberi (UDENA) and Alfredo Mitogo Mitogo (UP).

The ceremony began according to protocol with an introduction of the leader of Liberal Democratic Convention (CLD), Alfonso Nsue Mokuy, and then spoke the representatives of all these political groups that have voluntarily decided to form the alliance. Nsue Mokuy expressed the interest, decision and commitment of all these groups to stand for the election in coalition with the ruling party, PDGE "as a sign of political recognition, of the need for unity born of sincere and necessary dialogue, and of the understanding of different points of view within a political structure, which is the coalition. The objectives of this coalition," he continued, "are not only electoral, but include a deep political and historical nuance to ensure the continuity of the institutions of the Republic and the viability and stability of the new institutions under the new Basic Law."

"The signatories of this coalition or electoral pact with the PDGE do so not just out of conviction, but above all, for passion, political passion of convinced, loyal and committed men,"clarified Tomas Mecheba Fernandez Galilea, Secretary-General of the Socialist Party of Equatorial Guinea (PSGE). "And as proof of our willingness and desire to continue working, to participate alongside H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo in his great task of modernizing our nation," he added.

He also said that "the political leaders who have signed this coalition of five essential elements must show that by joining with the PDGE they are able to respond boldly to the challenges ahead, as one nationalist political entity, and must have a scrupulous respect for the document signed, avoiding the typical fluctuations of politicians without character, doubts that can instill mistrust and atypical deviations that could discredit their political and personal credibility." In this sense, he invited everyone to work closely with the PDGE, with responsibility, patriotism and loyalty.

Then the leaders and representatives of the political parties signed the document that they subsequently submitted to the President of Equatorial Guinea, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

In his speech, the President and Founder of the PDGE congratulated everyone for the effort and the patriotic spirit that made ​​by the political parties of the coalition, who he said "have actively contributed to the development of the country."

For the Head of State, peace-keeping, the key element to transform the country, working together and acting as nationalists, are sacred aspects of the signing of this partnership, which Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has called "a victory that everyone should celebrate together until the end."

Text: Maria Jesus Nsang Nguema Nchama.
Photos: Miguel Angel Mba Onva.
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office.

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