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Chamber of Deputies

Cámara de los Diputados
Chambre des députés
Type
Type
History
Founded1968
Leadership
President
Gaudencio Mohaba Mesu
since 12 July 2013
Structure
Seats100 members
Political groups
Government (99)
  •   Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (99)

Opposition (1)

  •   Citizens for Innovation (1)
Elections
Party-list proportional representation
Last election
2017
Meeting place
Malabo
Website
presidencia-ge.org/index.php/es/parlamento
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The Chamber of Deputies (Spanish: Cámara de los Diputados, French: Chambre des députés) is the lower house of the Parliament of Equatorial Guinea.

Although vested with considerable powers under the country's constitution, the Chamber has been dominated by the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea since its establishment, and there is virtually no opposition to executive decisions. Indeed, there have never been more than eight opposition legislators in the body.

Prior to 2013, the Chamber was a unicameral legislature and was named the Chamber of People's Representatives.

Electoral system

The 100 members of the Chamber are elected by closed-list proportional representation in multi-member constituencies.[1] Members serve five-year terms.

Presidents of the Chamber of Deputies

Name Took office Left office Notes
Enrique Gori Molubela 1964 June 1965 Of General Assembly
Federico Ngomo June 1965 1968 Of General Assembly
Pastor Torao Sikara 16 October 1968 5 March 1969 Of National Assembly[2]
? 1969 August 1979 Of National Assembly
Legislature dissolved August 1979 1983
? 1983 November 1993
Felipe Ondo Obiang 21 November 1993 November 1994 [3][4]
? November 1994 1999
Salomón Nguema Owono 1999 18 June 2008
Ángel Serafín Seriche Dougan 18 June 2008 12 July 2013 [5]
Gaudencio Mohaba Mesu 12 July 2013 Incumbent [6]

Last elections

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea 99 0
Convergence for Social Democracy 1 0
Total 100 0
Source: Government of Equatorial Guinea

See also

References

  1. ^ Electoral System IPU
  2. ^ http://www.bioko.net/guineaespanola/1968/19681011_01.pdf
  3. ^ https://www.refworld.org/pdfid/3ae6a9b50.pdf
  4. ^ Boneke, Juan Balboa; Esono, Fermín Nguema (1 January 1998). La transición de Guinea Ecuatorial: historia de un fracaso. Labrys 54 Ediciones – via Google Books.
  5. ^ "IPU PARLINE database: EQUATORIAL GUINEA (Cámara de los Representantes del Pueblo) ELECTIONS IN 2008". archive.ipu.org.
  6. ^ "IPU PARLINE database: EQUATORIAL GUINEA (Cámara de los Diputados), General information". archive.ipu.org.