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Dispute intensifies over Gabon presidential election
LIBREVILLE, Gabon — The dispute over Gabon's presidential election intensified Thursday as opposition candidate Jean Ping mounted a legal challenge, accusing the incumbent leader of fraud.The filing at the constitutional court was lodged by the Thursday deadline, according to a Ping lawyer, Jean Remy Bantsantsa.Ping, who seeks to unseat the family that has ruled this oil-rich Central African country for more than four decades, already has publicly declared himself the winner.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Voting Democracy Election President of the United States Ali Bongo Ondimba Omar Bongo Elections Voter turnout
Gabon election: Jean Ping challenges result in court
Jean Ping lodges complaint with Constitutional Court contesting the official results of last month's presidential vote.
258 points by Al Jazeera English | Voting Ali Bongo Ondimba Gabon Constitution Fraud European Union Democracy Prime minister
Gabon justice minister resigns over Bongo re-election
Seraphin Moundoung resigns over government's failure to organise recount as President Bongo's win touches off riots.
473 points by Al Jazeera English | New Zealand France Africa President Ali Bongo Ondimba Gabon Idriss Déby Welfare state
Gabon says African Union's mediation mission is delayed
LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Gabon's political crisis deepened on Thursday after the postponement of a planned mission by the African Union (AU) to mediate between two opposing candidates who both claim to have won last month's presidential election.
23 points by Reuters | Omar Bongo Ali Bongo Ondimba Thomson Reuters Reuters Elections Gabon Pascaline Bongo Ondimba Franceville
Gabon's Ali Bongo hits back at EU over poll 'anomalies'
President accuses EU observation mission of bias and insists that only the country's top court can order a recount.
38 points by Al Jazeera English | Voting United Kingdom Leader of the Opposition Italy Franceville Gabon Ali Bongo Ondimba Rose Francine Rogombé
Gabon: EU monitor flags 'clear anomaly' in vote results
Election observers say "integrity" of result has been compromised by "clear anomaly" in country's Haut-Ogooue province.
97 points by Al Jazeera English | Voting Ali Bongo Ondimba European Union Leader of the Opposition Election Gabon Omar Bongo Democracy
Gabon leader under scrutiny as EU questions election win
LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Gabon's re-elected President Ali Bongo came under international scrutiny on Tuesday, as a European Union mission questioned the validity of his narrow win, France recommended a recount and the African Union said it would send mediators.
40 points by Reuters | Africa Gabon African Union Sudan French language Chad Madagascar Ali Bongo Ondimba