Implications of Constitutional Amendments in Gabon
Gabon’s move to approve constitutional amendments to shorten the Central Africa nation’s presidential term and reinstate a single-round presidential ballot, has left analyst and opposition questioning the change. Gaban heads to elections Aug. 26, with the incumbent president, Ali Bongo Ondimba, vying for a third term, after serving two seven-year terms. Gabon has no presidential term limits. VOA’s Mohamed Elshinnawi spoke to David Monda, professor of political science at City University of New York, on constitutional amendments in Gabon — and Africa at large.