Preparations are underway as Equatorial Guinea gets ready for elections on Sunday.
A meeting on the state of preparations took place on Wednesday in Malabo in the presence of accredited observers and representatives of political parties taking part in this weekend’s statutory exercise.
Some opposition parties stayed away from the deliberations.
“Here we see how the campaign unfolds. The significant element found in this campaign is the absence of the opposition in these meetings,” Seikhou Amadou Tiany, Ambassador of Guinea in Equatorial Guinea said.
For the Equatorial Guinean people, the future winners of these elections will have to prioritize the fight against unemployment.
“I hope those who have yet to work, will. It’s because of unemployment that there is increasing theft; there are many unemployed and there is no job. Me for example, I do not have a job,” Anasthasia Obiang said.
Election material has already arrived in the country. They are to be transported to the various constituencies.
President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo in power since 1979, faces six presidential candidates, mostly inexperienced, it’s been suggested.