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Gabon’s Electoral Body Approves 14 Candidates for August Vote

Gabon’s electoral commission said 14 candidates were eligible to run in next month’s presidential vote including President Ali Bongo, who will seek a second term.

Among other candidates are Guy Nzouba Ndama, who served as the central African oil producer’s Speaker of Parliament for almost two decades, and opposition leader Jean Ping, a former chairman of the African Union Commission, according to an e-mailed statement late Friday.

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