Gabon opposition chief calls for sanctions after election loss

Gabon President elected Ali Bongo Ondimba addresses his guests during the swearing in ceremony in Libreville on September 27, 2016Gabon’s opposition leader on Thursday called for sanctions against regime members he accused of electoral fraud and scorned any idea cooperating with re-elected head of state Ali Bongo. Bongo was installed on Tuesday for his second term as president, three days after the Constitutional Court rejected Ping’s demand for a recount. In his first act after the court’s announcement, Bongo had called for “all political leaders” to engage in a “dialogue” to steer the country out of crisis.

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