Why Teodoro Obiang is in a hurry to hold the presidential elections
The president of Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Obiang Nguema has decided to bring forward the presidential election to November 2022. And not just for financial reasons
Equatorial Guinea's vice-president is not well pleased. His father, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, failed to endorse him as his successor at a ruling party meeting last month. The 2023 presidential election looks set to be turbulent.
The building on the posh Avenue Foch has been earmarked for confiscation since France's top court upheld Teodorin Nguema Obiang Mangue's conviction on embezzlement and money laundering charges in July. The saga is straining already tense relations with Equatorial Guinea.
In an attempt to weaken his half-brother's position as a potential successor to their father President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, vice president Teodorin Obiang Nguema has had harsh words for the oil minister, whom he holds responsible for the sector's lack of results.