Democracy in Equatorial Guinea

Democracy Ratings

Freedom House 2018


7 out of 7

(where lower scores are more democratic)

Freedom Status:

Not Free

EIU Democracy Index 2017


1.81 out of 10

(where higher scores are more democratic)

World Ranking:


Polity IV 2016



(from -10 to 10, where higher scores are more democratic)


Closed Anocracy

Political System

System of Government Presidential system
Presidential Electoral System First past the post
Last Presidential Election 2016
Next Presidential Election 2023
Presidential Term Limits Two, seven-year terms.
System of Appointment to Legislature

Lower: multi-member constituencies elected through proportional representation.

Upper: 55 senators are elected and 15 are appointed by the President.

Last Legislative Election


Next Legislative Election


Number of Seats in Legislature Lower: 100Upper: 70
Female quota, representation in lower house No


Last presidential election (2016)
Candidate (Party) Votes (%)
FPTP System
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo 93.53
Avelino Mocache Mehenga 157.00%
Buenaventura Monsuy Asumu 153.00%
Benedicto Obian Mangue 0.97
Carmelo Mba Bakalé 0.83
Agustín Masoko Abegue 0.83
Tomás Mba Monabang 0.74

Last legislative election (2017)    
Party Votes (%) Seats
Chamber of Deputies
Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea 92 99
Citizens for Innovation 5.77 1
Together We Can 2.23 0
Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea 92 55
Citizens for Innovation 5.77 0
Together We Can 2.23 0
Appointed members 15


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