JEAN PING REFUSES DEFEAT

JEAN PING REFUSES DEFEAT

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  • Gabon’s defeated opposition leader demands recount of votes  
  • Jean Ping wants international monitors for presidential vote recount
  • Incumbent Gabon President Ali Bongo gets second seven-year term

Gabon’s opposition leader Jean Ping is demanding a recount of the presidential elections after the incumbent Ali Bongo was declared winner of Sunday’s poll.

The defeated presidential candidate says the recount must be done under the close supervision of international monitors.

The election result, announced on Wednesday afternoon, gave Mr Bongo a second seven-year term with a victory margin of over 5,000 votes.

The country’s parliament has been torched in protests following the announcement of the official results.

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