Gabon has fallen as Army officers appeared on national television saying they have taken power.
Gabon: Army officers have appeared on national television saying they have taken power.
They said they were annulling the results of Saturday’s election, in which President Ali Bongo was declared the winner.
The electoral commission said Mr Bongo had won just under two-thirds of the votes in an election the opposition argued was fraudulent.
His overthrow would end his family’s 53-year hold on power in Gabon.
Twelve soldiers appeared on television on Wednesday, announcing they were canceling the results of the election and dissolving “all the institutions of the republic”.
BBC News Africa