Gabon: "Tout Reste a Faire"
The passing of President Omar Bongo Ondimba last June was perceived by some observers as the end of 40 years of stability, and by others as the natural end of a patronage system. Apart from the fact if it was actually an epilogue or the beginning of a new era, OBO's death without a heir designated to succeed to power, initiated a process of internal discussions - regardless of the August 30th elections results – that is useful to start a new political path in Gabon, to review the structure of balances of the Central African Region and nevertheless to have a concrete cross examination towards the role of the government of Sarkozy wants in the area.
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Maria Egizia Gattamorta