Equatorial Guinea. According to
Countryaah official website, the ruling Democratic Party (Partido
Democrático de Guinea Ecuatorial, PDGE), won as expected in
the March elections, but the victory became so overwhelming,
with 75 seats out of 80, that even the former colonial power
of Spain supported the opposition's allegations of gross
fraud. The largest opposition party, the Folkunionen (Unión
Popular, UP), refused to take its four seats in parliament,
and it was spoken within the opposition to call for an
alternative government abroad.
Equatorial Guinea - Malabo
Malabo, until 1973 Santa Isabel, capital of Equatorial Guinea;
187,300 residents (2012). Malabo, located on the island of Bioko (formerly
Fernando Póo), is the country's commercial and financial center. The city has a
port with exports of cocoa, wood products and coffee as well as an international
airport. Malabo has experienced an economic upswing since the country's oil
recovery took off in the mid-1990s.
Malabo was founded in 1827.