Head of State The Constitutional Court proclaims H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo as President of the Republic The Constitutional Court has issued a resolution proclaiming H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, winner of the presidential elections of 24th April, and as a consequence of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. The reading was undertaken by its president, Salvador Ondo Nkumu.


"As there has been no claim lodged against the count within the corresponding legal period by anyone legally entitled to do so.

As the candidates standing and the voters have been able to exercise their respective electoral rights, within a context of liberty and security, and there is no record of any occurrence of acts or deeds that, directly or indirectly, that constitutes a legitimate impediment to the development thereof.

As in accordance with Article 101, section 2, subparagraph C, of Basic Law, in accordance with Article 154 of the previously cited Law 07/2015, of 28th May, bestowing the exclusive right on the Constitutional Court to proclaim the definitive results of the presidential elections, together with the candidate who has been elected, in consideration of the results.

As a consequence, the definitive results of the popular vote which took place in Equatorial Guinea on 24th April 2016, are hereby declared.

Electors registered on the census: 325,548

Electors who voted: 301,799, representing 92,70%

Valid votes: 289,933

Blank votes: 4,832

Invalid votes: 7,032

In favour of  Tomás Mba Monabang, 2,154 votes, representing 0,74%

In favour of  Agustín Masoko Abegue, 2,412 votes, representing 0,83%

In favour of  Carmelo Mba Bakale, 2,415 votes, representing 0,83%

In favour of  Benedicto Obiang Mangue, 2,802 votes, representing 0,96%

In favour of  Buenaventura Monsuy Asumu, 4,417 votes, representing 1,52%

In favour of  Avelino Mocache Benga, 4,556 votes, representing 1,57%

In favour of  Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, 271,177 votes, representing 93,53%

In view of the above, the people of the Constitutional Court, through the authority conferred under Basic Law of the Republic, has decided to proclaim Obiang Nguema Mbasogo as candidate elect in the presidential elections celebrated on 24th April, and as a consequence is declared President of the Republic for a mandate of seven years, to begin from the date of the solemn act of investiture for the post.

The plenary of the Constitutional Court expresses recognition of the people of Equatorial Guinea for their high level of political maturity and citizenship shown, thanks to which this electoral process was able to be settled and concluded in complete normality.

For the good of and in the interests of the people of Equatorial Guinea, the people of the Constitutional Court equally express the desire that the candidate elect enjoys good fortune in his management, health and a long life.

The following resolution is published in the Official State Bulletin and in the national media, and reported to the National Electoral Board, the Government, the Senate, the Chamber of Deputies, and the Supreme Court of Justice.

Issued in Malabo. on 02 May 2016.

Constitutional Court".

The act was attended by the First Vice Prime Minister, Charged with Presidential Affairs, Ignacio Milam Tang, the Second Vice President, Charged with State Security, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the President of the Senate, Teresa Efua Asangono, the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Gaudencio Mohaba Mesu, the President of the Supreme Court of Justice, Juan Carlos Ondo Angue, members of the Government, leaders and representatives of the various political groupings, the General Secretary of the PDGE, Jerónimo Osa Osa Ecoro, the Ombudsman, Marcelino Nguema Onguene, members of the diplomatic corps, national and international observers, and guests from various politician and religious tiers.

Text: Javier Hernández (DGPWIGE)
Photos: Mansueto Loeri and Javier Hernández (DGPWIGE)
Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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