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Gabon to Hold Election in December, Electoral Commission Says

October 08, 2011

Oct. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Gabon will hold parliamentary elections on Dec. 17, the National Electoral Commission said in a public notice published in the daily Union newspaper.

The election campaign will start on Dec. 7, the notice said. Opposition parties said last month they would boycott an election to protest the lack of biometric voting in the central African nation.

--Editors: Matthew Brockett, Claudia Maedler

To contact the reporter on this story: Antoine Lawson in Libreville via Johannesburg at pmrichardson@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Antony Sguazzin at asguazzin@bloomberg.net.


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