Malabo gets second female mayor

  Malabo- Equatorial Guinea (PANA) -- Isabel Eraul Ivina, a member of the ruling Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE), Tuesday took the oath of office to become the second female Mayor of Malabo, the Equatorial Guinea capital.
She follows Cristina Djombe Djangani, who was Malabo Mayor in 1998.
   Eight of the 13 municipal councillors elected in the 25 April local polls elected Ivina in camera Monday, as city councils throughout Equatorial Guinea set up their respective municipal administrations.
      Four of the 13 councillors, who belong to the main opposition Convergence for Social Democracy (CPDS), abstained from the voting process.
    CPDS won seven of the 244 municipal councillors seats at stake in the country's 30 city councils, while the ruling party and its electoral allies got 237.
    In her first speech broadcast on radio, Ivina said her priorities were sanitation and daily supply of safe drinking water to the nation's capital.

19 may 2004 12:34:00

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