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Implications of Constitutional Amendments in Gabon

 Implications of Constitutional Amendments in Gabon
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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.