Gabon vote 'anomalies' leave question over result: EU observers

Gabon's President Ali Bongo casts his vote at a polling station in Libreville on August 27, 2016Anomalies during Gabon’s disputed presidential election “call into question” the outcome of the August vote which saw Ali Bongo reelected, a final report by EU observers said on Monday. Bongo won by a slim margin of around 6,000 votes, sparking two days of rioting and protests that left at least three people dead and saw more than 800 arrested in the oil-rich central African nation. At the time, the EU mission said it had observed “anomalies” during the vote count, notably in Bongo’s stronghold of Haut-Ogooue, and its doubts were confirmed in the observers’ report.

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