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Text of report by French state-funded public broadcaster Radio France Internationale on 31 August
[Presenter] There are no official results for the presidential elections in Gabon. The electoral commission had announced that it will give the preliminary results at around 2200 and 2300 hours, local time. However, it announced in the evening that it could not at the time announce the results.
Since nature abhors vacuum, the main presidential candidates took advantage of this. The first to announce victory was Pierre Mamboundou. The veteran opposition leader called journalist at headquarters at 2200 to announce the good news. However, the UPG [Union of the Gabonese …