According to MalaboNews, on Christmas Eve 2012, apparently trying to show off to the international community, the president donated the sum of 60 million Central African Francs [US $120,000] to twelve ‘opposition’ political parties. Samuel Obiang (no relation) wrote in blog [fr] Coup de gueule de Samuel:
“The majority of these parties led by the friends of President Obiang Nguemas think of their party as a veritable source of funds – a ‘business’ as the Equatorial Guineans call it.”
There is really only one, maybe two, opposition parties in Equatorial Guinea. And only one of them has a single representative in the legislature. Every other representative belongs to a party that is in a coalition with the ruling party.