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Gabon names new Cabinet after disputed presidential vote

October 03, 2016 - 6:52 AM

LIBREVILLE, Gabon - Gabon's new prime minister has named the country's new government after a disputed election that saw President Ali Bongo Ondimba re-elected for a second term by a narrow margin.

Emmanuel Issoze Ngondet late Sunday announced the 40-member Cabinet that includes at least four members of the moderate opposition. They include the third-place candidate from the Aug. 27 election, Bruno Ben Moubamba.

Bongo, whose family has ruled since the 1960s, had promised an inclusive government after the election's provisional results led to violent protests in this oil-rich Central African nation.

Main opposition candidate Jean Ping has said he does not recognize Bongo as president and has rejected offers of dialogue or participation in his government.

News from © The Associated Press, 2016
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