European Union External Action

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on Gabon

Bruxelles, 01/09/2016 - 11:51, UNIQUE ID: 160901_7
Statements by the HR/VP

Déclaration de la Haute-Représentante/Vice-Présidente Federica Mogherini sur le Gabon

The official announcement of the election results has plunged Gabon into a deep crisis.

It is important that all parties eschew violence and call for calm. Any protest should be conducted peacefully, to prevent widespread unrest in the country; the law enforcement authorities should act responsibly.

Confidence in the election results can only be restored by a transparent verification, polling station by polling station.

The EU is in contact with its partners, in particular its African partners, with a view to facilitating a peaceful outcome to the crisis.

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