Gabon President Bongo wins re-election – interior minister


LIBREVILLE Gabon President Ali Bongo won re-election in a hotly contested weekend election with 49.80 percent of ballots cast, according to final results announced by Interior Minister Pacome Moubelet Boubeya on Wednesday.

Bongo’s chief rival Jean Ping, who had already announced he won the vote, came second with 48.23 percent, Moubelet said, amid turnout of 59.46 percent of the oil producing country’s roughly 600,000 voters.

Election commission members from the opposition rejected the result.

(Reporting by Gerauds Wilfried Obangome; writing by Joe Bavier; editing by Mark Heinrich)

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