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Legislative elections Sunday

Some 195,096 voters in the former Spanish colony of Equatorial Guinea go to the polls on Sunday in their second legislative elections, under the threat of a boycott by opposition political parties, AFP reported. The ruling Partido Democratico de Guinea Ecuatorial (PDGE) commands 68 of the 80-seat legislature, the Camara de Representantes del Pueblo. Members serve a five-year term and are elected by universal suffrage. One of the country’s leading legal opposition parties, the Convergencia para la Democracia Social (CPDS), threatened in February to boycott the polls because many of its members were imprisoned. Other parties said they had been prevented from holding pre-campaign activities.
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