Gabon opposition candidate says he's winning presidential vote

PUBLISHED: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:21:41 GMT

Opposition candidate Jean Ping said on Sunday that results showed him winning Gabon’s presidential election, ahead of incumbent President Ali Bongo, whose family has ruled the tiny, oil-producing nation for half a century.

“As I speak to you, the trends indicate we’re the winner of this important presidential election,” Ping told a crowd of supporters gathered at his campaign headquarters in the capital Libreville. 

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