EU observers report 'anomaly' in Gabon vote

Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba arrives to cast his vote at a polling station in LibrevillePressure mounted on President Ali Bongo of Gabon on Tuesday over a disputed election win after EU observers reported a “clear anomaly” in the vote and former colonial power France and his ex-justice minister urged a recount. Bongo claimed victory in the August 27 poll by a wafer-thin margin of some 6,000 votes. “An analysis of the number of non-voters as well as blank and disqualified votes reveals a clear anomaly in the final results in Haut-Ogooue,” the observers said in a statement.

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