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Vol 43 No 25

Published 20th December 2002


Gabon

Hear those drums

For want of opposition, President Bongo can plan to rule until 2012

After three decades at the head of one of Africa's worst managed and most corrupt oil economies, President Omar Bongo might well expect some political trouble. Quite the opposite. His ruling Parti Démocratique Gabonais (PDG) will sweep the board in the local elections on 29 December and Bongo (health permitting) could win yet another seven-year presidential term in the election due in 2005. The oppositionists of the early 1990s have been exiled, crushed or coopted.

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