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New government for E Guinea

2010-01-13 15:14

Libreville - Equatorial Guinea's president has asked Prime Minister Ignacio Milam Tang to form a new government after rejecting his offer to resign along with his cabinet, the information ministry said.

Tang, prime minister of the West African state since July 2008, offered his government's resignation on Tuesday but within hours, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema ordered him to form a new administration.

Tang, 69, explained in his letter of resignation that the move was in keeping with the constitution after Obiang's re-election for another seven-year mandate in December.

Tang is expected to name a new cabinet within 72 hours, the ministry said.