(Reuters) Equatorial Guinea leader promotes son in reshuffle

(Reuters) Equatorial Guinea leader promotes son in reshuffle

Mark John, Richard Valdmanis May 22, 2012
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Equatorial Guinea President Teodor Obiang Nguema has promoted his farm minister son - wanted in France for alleged money laundering - to vice president in charge of national defense and state security, a government statement said on Tuesday.

Equatorial Guinea President Teodor Obiang Nguema has promoted his farm minister son - wanted in France for alleged money laundering - to vice president in charge of national defense and state security, a government statement said on Tuesday.

The promotion was part of a cabinet reshuffle and reform of the constitution which critics of the oil-rich Central African state believe is aimed at ensuring a future handover of power to Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, widely known as "Teodorin".

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