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Equatorial Guinea: Obiang Considers New Presidential Bid, Opposition Divided

The profile of its main potential successor, TEODORO OBIANG MANGUE (TOM, "Teodorin", vice president and son of TO), and the resistance to a dynastic type succession in some wings of the circle of power itself, form an obstacle to transition plans foreseen by TO. Nearing 80 years-old and needing close monitoring of his health conditions, TO, which maintains some popularity among the population, does not have a second line of governance that allows him to transfer the presidential power without the risk of instability. READ MORE