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Voters in Gabon Head to Polls After Tense Presidential Campaign

In Gabon, more than half a million voters are expected to go to the polls today (Saturday) to pick their next president in a one-round election. Eleven candidates are running, including incumbent president Ali Bongo, the son of Omar Bongo, who ruled the Central African nation for over four decades, and opposition leader Jean Ping, a former ally of the elder Bongo. A tense election campaign, which ended on Friday, preceded the poll. It was marked by weeks of controversies with the...

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