Friday, July 23, 2010

Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue Elected New Chairman of the National Youth Federation

Equatorial Guinea's (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, has become the new Chairman of the National Youth Federation of the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE), Allied Youth Partnerships and Labor Affairs.

At the First Special Ordinary Congress of the National Youth Federation in Bata, a resolution was approved to elect Minister Nguema as Chairman of the group for a period of five years. The resolution also makes him the Vice President of the PDGE.

The event featured various groups, including delegates from different districts of youth organizations and youth associations of the nationwide party. In addition, students representing various academic institutions, such as the National University of Equatorial Guinea, Institute for Media Education of Malabo and Bata, participated in the Congress. The attending groups nominated Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue as the Chairman of the National Youth Federation.

After Minister Nguema was sworn into the Chairman position and congratulated by the attending organizations, he expressed excitement for having been freely and democratically elected to this position, which was created according to the general statutes of the Party. This is part of a broader effort by the government to improve the democratic election process for its citizens.