President of the Gabonese Constitutional Court Marie-Madeleine Mborantsuo (C) takes her seat ahead of a hearing at the Constitutional Court in Libreville on September 22, 2016. / AFP / STEVE JORDAN
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Tension mounted in Gabon Friday as the nation awaited a final ruling by the Constitutional Court on who will be the next president following a bitterly-contested election that triggered days of deadly violence.With the country in political limbo for nearly a month, the court was to rule on whether to uphold Bongo's victory by fewer than 6,000 votes, or to overturn it.The court met on Thursday and has retired to consider its verdict.The small west African nation of 1.8 million people had erupted in protest after Bongo was declared the winner following an election sparked claims of fraud.Bongo won more than 95 percent of votes there on a declared turnout of more than 99 percent.
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