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RE: [Gabon Discussion] Ali Bongo dissolves main opposition party

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  • Gary Marsh
    Bob, There have been several U.S. presidents who took office without having gained at least 50% of the popular vote. Then there is another (initials G.W.B.)
    Message 1 of 5 , Jan 27, 2011
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      Bob,
      There have been several U.S. presidents who
      took office without having gained at least
      50% of the popular vote. Then there is another
      (initials G.W.B.) who literally "took" the office.
      So, maybe some things are just relative.
      Think of major political party conventions who
      nominated their candidate on the 25th ballot
      after haggling for 3 days without a consensus.
      If their own party didn't really want that candidate
      isn't it understandable that the general voter isn't
      too enthused either.

      GM



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      Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 22:47:38 +0000
      Subject: Re: [Gabon Discussion] Ali Bongo dissolves main opposition party






      I wonder who convinced this fool Obame that he could be the President with 25% of the vote? This act proves that Obame is not fit for any type of leadership position and it is sad to see that he has any support at all after showing what he is capable of.

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      From: "bobutne" <bobutne@...>
      To: gabondiscussion@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Gabon Discussion] Ali Bongo dissolves main opposition party
      Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 22:28:51 -0000

      The main opposition party in Gabon has been dissolved and the party leader accused of treason. The Interior Ministry disbanded the National Union one day after its leader, Andre Mba Obame, declared himself president in a swearing-in ceremony in the capital, Libreville.

      Obame, who finished second in Gabon's 2009 presidential race, also named a government of 19 ministers. Obame said Tuesday that the vote of the people should take precedence over a court verdict.

      More than a year ago, Gabon's constitutional court upheld official results that gave the victory to Ali Ben Bongo with about 42 percent of the vote. Mba Obame earned roughly 25 percent. He and eight other opposition candidates contested the results, alleging massive fraud. But most electoral observers said the vote was fair, despite some irregularities.

      Mr. Bongo is the son of Omar Bongo, who ruled Gabon for more than 40 years before his death shortly before the election.

      http://www.voanews.com/english/news/africa/west/Gabon-Dissolves-Opposition-Party--114644314.html

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    • landry lig
      Albert Einstein once said, any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the
      Message 2 of 5 , Jan 27, 2011
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        Albert Einstein once said, any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more
        complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the
        opposite direction. As it seems today, Mr. Obame is that fool.




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        Subject: Re: [Gabon Discussion] Ali Bongo dissolves main opposition party


        I wonder who convinced this fool Obame that he could be the President with 25%
        of the vote? This act proves that Obame is not fit for any type of leadership
        position and it is sad to see that he has any support at all after showing what
        he is capable of.

        ---------- Original Message ----------
        From: "bobutne" <bobutne@...>
        To: gabondiscussion@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [Gabon Discussion] Ali Bongo dissolves main opposition party
        Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 22:28:51 -0000

        The main opposition party in Gabon has been dissolved and the party leader
        accused of treason. The Interior Ministry disbanded the National Union one day
        after its leader, Andre Mba Obame, declared himself president in a swearing-in
        ceremony in the capital, Libreville.

        Obame, who finished second in Gabon's 2009 presidential race, also named a
        government of 19 ministers. Obame said Tuesday that the vote of the people
        should take precedence over a court verdict.

        More than a year ago, Gabon's constitutional court upheld official results that
        gave the victory to Ali Ben Bongo with about 42 percent of the vote. Mba Obame
        earned roughly 25 percent. He and eight other opposition candidates contested
        the results, alleging massive fraud. But most electoral observers said the vote
        was fair, despite some irregularities.

        Mr. Bongo is the son of Omar Bongo, who ruled Gabon for more than 40 years
        before his death shortly before the election.

        http://www.voanews.com/english/news/africa/west/Gabon-Dissolves-Opposition-Party--114644314.html


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      • Howard Njeck
         Mr. Bongo is the son of Omar Bongo, who ruled Gabon for more than 40 years before his death shortly before the elections. SHAME TO FRANCE, THE HOME country
        Message 3 of 5 , Jan 27, 2011
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           Mr. Bongo is the son of Omar Bongo, who ruled Gabon for more than 40 years before his death shortly before the elections. SHAME TO FRANCE, THE HOME country OF JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU, the home of  democracy.
           ACT OF DESPERATION BY THE REGIME IN GABON      FRANCE SHOULD LEAVE AFRICA ALONE  Gabon Dissolves Opposition PartyVOA News January 26, 2011Photo: AFPAndre Mba Obame (C) (AMO) greets supporters upon his arrival at the airport Leon Mba in Libreville, 30 Dec 2010Share ThisDiggFacebookStumbleUponYahoo! Buzzdel.icio.usThe main opposition party in Gabon has been dissolved and the party leader accused of treason.  

          The Interior Ministry disbanded the National Union one day after its leader, Andre Mba Obame, declared himself president in a swearing-in ceremony in the capital, Libreville.

          Obame, who finished second in Gabon's 2009 presidential race, also named a government of 19 ministers.

          Obame said Tuesday that the vote of the people should take precedence over a court verdict.

          More than a year ago, Gabon's constitutional court upheld official results that gave the victory to Ali Ben Bongo with about 42 percent of the vote.

          Mba Obame earned roughly 25 percent. 

          He and eight other opposition candidates contested the results, alleging massive fraud.  But most electoral observers said the vote was fair, despite some irregularities.

          Mr. Bongo is the son of Omar Bongo, who ruled Gabon for more than 40 years before his death shortly before the election. 




















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