posted by www.equatorialguineaonline.com – April 20th, 2012
Under the theme “Validation of the Democratic Experience” began on April 19, the 5th Ordinary Congress of the PDGE, in an intense ceremony of participation with interventions of all kinds, from the representatives of the national political parties, to those of the other formations from different countries and, of course, the speech of its Founding President and Head of State, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.
As defined by the Party’s Secretary General, Lucas Nguema Esono Mbang, besides a conference, the event was a “festival of democracy” and with that festivity feeling, the meeting began with songs of the choirs featuring Maele and Piruchi. The 5th Congress of the PDGE has the special feature of including a day and a half especially dedicated to women of the party and the delegates of various countries in Africa and other continents.
The representatives of some African political parties such as the Movement for Social Peace in Chad, the Cameroonian People’s Political Bureau, the Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG), the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), the Liberal Party or the Social-Democratic Party, both from Santo Tomé, expressed their best intentions for the Congress and their gratitude for being invited.
The speeches of the national political formations that stood out are those of Alfonso Nsue Mokuy, of the Liberal Democratic Convention (CLD) and the representatives of the Popular Union (UP) and Social Democratic Convergence (CPDS) that, despite some criticism to the PDGE, were applauded by those present.
Following the speech of the Secretary General of the PDGE, who read some messages to the Congress, such as the one sent by the Communist Party of China, the President’s speech began, which is summarized in another article.