Who to succeed Jean Ping as leader of the Gabonese opposition in 2023? This is the question that torments many minds in the Gabonese political microcosm, as tumultuous what the course of the Ogooué River, as the election is fast approaching.
Gabon: Jean Ping, alone in the world
At nearly 80 years old, Ping, former pillar of the regime of Omar Bongo Ondimba (OBO), no longer seems able to repeat his feat of 2016. During this election, on August 27, he succeeded in building the union of his side, not bowing in the end what by a narrow margin – 48.2%, or 5,594 votes – against the current president, a result he still disputes today. Undoubtedly the peak of his long political career.
Six years later, the leader of the Coalition for the New Republic (CNR), who spends most of his time recluse with his last square of followers in his residence in piece Coal mines,