List of heads of state of Equatorial Guinea

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President of the
Republic of Equatorial Guinea
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Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo

since 3 August 1979
Residence Malabo Government Building Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
Term length 7 years
Inaugural holder Francisco Macías Nguema
Formation 12 October 1968
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Equatorial Guinea

The following is a list of heads of state of Equatorial Guinea, since the country gained independence from Francoist Spain in 1968.

Presidents of Equatorial Guinea (1968–present)[edit]

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
Republic of Equatorial Guinea Independence from Spain
(República de Guinea Ecuatorial)
12 October 1968 to 1976 Francisco Macías Nguema, President n-p/PUNT Changed name to Masie Nguema Biyogo Ñegue Ndong
1976 to 3 August 1979 Masie Nguema Biyogo Ñegue Ndong, President Previously named Francisco Macías Nguema; Deposed in a coup d'état, imprisoned and executed
3 August 1979 to 25 August 1979 Teodoro Obiang.png Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Chairman of the Revolutionary Military Council Mil  
25 August 1979 to 12 October 1982 Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Chairman of the Supreme Military Council  
12 October 1982 to 12 October 1987 Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President  
12 October 1987 to Present PDGE  


GNBA Grupo Nacionalista Bubi Primero de Abril
     (Bubi Nationalist Group First of April)     ethnic Bubi, Fernando Poo island separatist, proscribed
PDGE Partido Democrático de Guinea Ecuatorial
     (Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea)     authoritarian, est. 12 October 1987
IPGE Idea Popular de la Guinea Ecuatorial
     (Popular Idea of Equatorial Guinea)     ethnic Fang
MUNGE Movimiento Nacional de Unidad de Guinea Ecuatorial
     (National Movement for Unity of Equatorial Guinea)
PUNT Partido Único Nacional de los Trabajadores
     (Workers' National United Party)     1970-1979
Mil Military
n-p non-partisan

Latest election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 29 November 2009 President of Equatorial Guinea election results
Candidate Party Votes %
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (Partido Democrático de Guinea Ecuatorial) 260,462 95.36
Plácido Micó Abogo Convergence for Social Democracy (Convergencia para la Democracia Social) 9,700 3.55
Archivaldo Montero Biribé Popular Union (Unión Popular) 931 0.34
Buenaventura Moswi M´Asumu Nsegue Party of the Social Democratic Coalition (Coalición Socialdemócrata Baboro) 462 0.17
Carmelo Mba Bacale Popular Action (Acción Popular) 437 0.16
Valid votes 271,992 99.58
Blank and invalid votes 1,163 0.43
Total (turnout 93.35%) 273,127 100
Source: Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism

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