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Gabonese President Ali Bongo Declares His Intention to Seek Third Term

Gabon’s President Ali Bongo Ondimba has announced his candidacy for a third term as the leader of the oil-rich African nation. Speaking to supporters in a live broadcast on his Facebook page, Bongo, 64, declared, “I officially announce today that I am a candidate.”


Taking over from his father, Omar Bongo Ondimba, who ruled the country for 41 years, in 2009, Bongo narrowly won re-election in 2016, defeating his rival Jean Ping by a mere 5,500 votes. However, Ping alleged that the election had been rigged.


Bongo’s presidency has been marred by health issues. In 2018, he suffered a stroke, which led to months of recovery on the sidelines. This raised concerns among the opposition about his fitness to lead the nation.


The Bongo family’s rule, which has been ongoing for 55 years, has been criticized by the opposition as a “dynastic power.” However, the opposition has failed to unite behind a single candidate for the upcoming presidential election, resulting in around 15 candidates announcing their intentions to run.


In an attempt to amend the constitution, the Gabonese parliament voted in April to reduce the president’s term from seven to five years. Certain sections of the opposition criticized these changes, particularly the elimination of two rounds of voting, arguing that it was a maneuver to “facilitate the re-election” of Bongo.


(Source: AFP)

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