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Gabon's President Bongo Sworn In After Disputed Elections

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Ali Bongo Ondimba was sworn in Tuesday as Gabon's president for a second seven-year term, after winning re-election by a slim margin in a disputed vote. At the swearing-in ceremony, Bongo vowed to defend the constitution and to be fair to all. He called for political dialogue, but opposition candidate Jean Ping rejected the offer, accusing Bongo's ruling party of vote-rigging. Bongo's victory by fewer than 6,000 votes has drawn unwelcome scrutiny of the president, whose...

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