31, August 2016
The re-election of President Ali Bongo has been announced live on the airwaves of Gabonese national television by the minister of interior. Ali Bongo therefore obtained 49.80% (177,722 votes) and 48.23% for Jean Ping.
Minister Pacome Mouboulet Boubeya read the results one by one from all the nine provinces of the country as tallied by the National Autonomous and Permanent Electoral Commission (Cenap). Opposition leader, Jean Ping immediately responded by saying his victory was “stolen”.
By Chi Prudence Asong