Q&A: Equatorial Guinea parliamentary election

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image captionPresident Teodoro Obiang is the world's longest serving non-royal head of state

People in the West African nation of Equatorial Guinea will vote on 26 May in parliamentary and municipal elections.

President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has held power since 1979, making him the world's longest-serving, non-royal head of state. His party currently holds 99 of the 100 seats in parliament.

Human rights groups are concerned about the credibility of elections in the oil-rich country which has a history of corruption, politically motivated arrests and lack of freedom of speech.

image captionPlacido Mico is the only opposition MP
image captionEquatorial Guinea produces large amounts of oil and gas

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