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Equatorial Guinea: How the opposition wants to end the Obiang dynasty

By Jeune Afrique

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Posted on October 15, 2021 15:35

As the ruling party prepares to nominate Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo as its presidential candidate in 2023 (unless his son Teodorin manages to take the reins), exiled opponents are increasing diplomatic pressure. We reveal the details of their strategy. 

This October, presidential challenger Salomon Abeso Ndong and his close collaborators, including Filiberto Ntuhuhu Mabale, have been busy in Paris convincing their diplomatic partners to raise their voices against Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. Their target; the next presidential election, scheduled for 2023.

The president of the Opposition Coalition for the Restoration of a Democratic State (CORED) has met twice, including once on October 13, with Christophe Bigot, head of the Africa and Indian Ocean Directorate at the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. Ndong reaffirmed to him that CORED will not participate in the electoral process if Obiang or his son Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue ‘Teodorín’ attempt to remain in power.

Withdrawal from the race

The ruling Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE) is preparing to nominate its candidate for

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