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Equatorial Guinea

Yearbook 1999

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.

1999 Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea - Malabo

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.

 

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