This Saturday, August 26, 2023, nearly 850,000 Gabonese voters will nominate their president, their deputies but also their local elected officials. Ali Bongo Ondimba is seeking a third term there against thirteen candidates.
For many, this is a presidential election tailor-made for Ali Bongo. On August 26, 846,000 Gabonese voters are being called to the polls for the presidential, legislative and local elections. There are thirteen candidates running for the post of president, including two main ones: the outgoing head of state, Ali Bongo Ondimba, and the opponent Albert Ondo Ossa.
Former Minister of National Education, Albert Ondo Ossa thus challenges the outgoing Ali Bongo Ondimba by trying to get rid of the technocrat costume to embody the “figure of change”. Professor of economics and former minister of Omar Bongo between 2006 and 2008, Ondo Ossa arouses the crowds and revives the hope of an alternation at the top of the state.
Ali Bongo Ondimba, admittedly diminished since a stroke five years ago, intends to continue to dominate the National Assembly and local councils. ” Tomorrow, vote for the three ballots. All together, we will win these elections by a victory by KO “, proclaimed the outgoing president Friday in front of his supporters.
The current president, Ali Bongo Ondimba, in power for 14 years, is seeking a third term as head of Gabon, a country he has ruled since 2009. His father Omar Bongo, meanwhile, led this African country. central for 41 years.