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Recount of votes in Gabon election on 29 September

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  • bobutne
    LIBREVILLE — Gabon s constitutional court on Tuesday will recount all the votes from last month s contested presidential election won by the son of longtime
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 27, 2009
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      LIBREVILLE — Gabon's constitutional court on Tuesday will recount all the votes from last month's contested presidential election won by the son of longtime leader Omar Bongo Ondimba, it was announced Saturday. A recount is planned "for Tuesday, September 29 beginning at 1400 (1300 GMT)," according to a letter sent to candidates who filed appeals with the court, said Richard Moulomba Mombo, a spokesman for opposition candidate Pierre Mamboundou.

      Another candidate's team provided the same information on condition of anonymity. The court also confirmed the information and said all votes would be counted again.

      According to official results approved by the constitutional court, Ali Bongo won the August 30 election with 41.73 percent of the vote.

      Ex-interior minister Andre Mba Obame finished second with 25.88 percent and Mamboundou placed third with 25.22 percent.

      The single-round election followed the death of ex-president Bongo, who ruled the country for 41 years.

      Opposition figures said the vote was rigged, and a total of 11 appeals were filed with the constitutional court, which has until October 18 to rule.

      Mamboundou's spokesman said the letter from the court asked those who filed appeals to unite under one representative to oversee the recount. The spokesman, however, said candidates had different arguments and would not be able to do so.

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    • François Gouahinga
      Hello all, Does anyone know what they mean by recount ? If they re just going to tabulate again the tally sheets they received from the electoral commission
      Message 2 of 2 , Sep 27, 2009
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        Hello all,

        Does anyone know what they mean by 'recount'? If they're just going to tabulate again the tally sheets they received from the electoral commission then this will likely result in Ali Bongo's <<win>>.

        What will really make a difference is if there is an expanded review that also looks into the authenticity of signatures at the bottom of each tally sheet to invalidate forgeries.

        -Francois

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        Objet: [Gabon Discussion] Recount of votes in Gabon election on 29 September
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        Date: Lundi 28 Septembre 2009, 3h42






         





        LIBREVILLE — Gabon's constitutional court on Tuesday will recount all the votes from last month's contested presidential election won by the son of longtime leader Omar Bongo Ondimba, it was announced Saturday. A recount is planned "for Tuesday, September 29 beginning at 1400 (1300 GMT)," according to a letter sent to candidates who filed appeals with the court, said Richard Moulomba Mombo, a spokesman for opposition candidate Pierre Mamboundou.



        Another candidate's team provided the same information on condition of anonymity. The court also confirmed the information and said all votes would be counted again.



        According to official results approved by the constitutional court, Ali Bongo won the August 30 election with 41.73 percent of the vote.



        Ex-interior minister Andre Mba Obame finished second with 25.88 percent and Mamboundou placed third with 25.22 percent.



        The single-round election followed the death of ex-president Bongo, who ruled the country for 41 years.



        Opposition figures said the vote was rigged, and a total of 11 appeals were filed with the constitutional court, which has until October 18 to rule.



        Mamboundou's spokesman said the letter from the court asked those who filed appeals to unite under one representative to oversee the recount. The spokesman, however, said candidates had different arguments and would not be able to do so.



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