Gabon: After the EU and the United States, as well as the AU, the Secretary General of la Francophonie, Madam Michaëlle Jean calls for the recount in Gabon.
Michaëlle Jean, the respect for the rule of law and the High Court of the Constitutional Court is a step in the right direction.
The Secretary General of la Francophonie, the Honourable Michaëlle Jean, estimated that review by the Constitutional Court of electoral disputes to the August 27, 2016 presidential election is a crucial and decisive step on the way to resolving the post-election crisis in Gabon.
“The filing of the appeal to the Constitutional Court is a step in the right direction. Instituted as the highest jurisdiction in constitutional matters, she is responsible for regulating the functioning of the institutions and the activity of the public authorities, and including the arbiter of political elections.
The guiding principles of the Constitutional Court include the assurance of a fair, impartial and transparent treatment and respect for the integrity of the vote of the citizens and the citizens,”the Secretary General said in a press release issued September 11.
It is based on these fundamental principles and the rule of law that the Francophonie is determined to continue its support for the electoral process and its accompanying Gabonese institutions, reminds madame Michaëlle Jean.
“We will continue to support all actions likely to preserve stability, dialogue and national harmony in Gabon,” said the Secretary General.
It is in this spirit comes the special Mr Ahmedou Ould Abdallah Envoy dispatched by the Secretary General in Libreville, where he has the full support of the team of the Office of the international organization of la Francophonie in Central Africa.
“The presence of Mr. Ahmedou Ould Abdallah, diplomat and mediator of long experience, alongside our international partners, in particular the Commissioner for peace and security Union African, Mr. Smaïl Chergui, and the special representative of the UN Secretary General for Central Africa, Mr. Abdoulaye Bathily, aims to contribute to ensure a serene and peaceful solution to the ongoing electoral process in Gabon. “I welcome this joint action which is the expression of the active solidarity of the international community in favour of the Gabonese people,” concluded the Secretary General.
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