September 2016: Gabon's President Reelected in Iffy Election
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of September 2016.
1. Death of Uzbekistan's President 2. Mother Teresa Gains Sainthood 3. Hong Kong Elections 4. Syrian Government Drops Chlorine Bomb in Aleppo 5. Gabon Reelects President 6. North Korea Tests Nuclear Warheads 7. U.S. and Russia: Syrian Cease-Fire 8. Bayer Buys Monsanto 9. Parliamentary Election Reinforces Putin 10. Syrian Cease-Fire Over 11. Puerto Rico Loses Power 12. Typhoon Megi Hits Asia 13. Israeli Leader Shimon Peres Dies 14. OPEC Agrees to Oil Cuts
- Gabon's President Reelected in Iffy Election
- On September 6, 2016, Ali Bongo Ondimba is reelected as the president of Gabon, in Africa. President since 2009, his face is plastered throughout the tiny country of 1.8 million people. He became ruler after his father had led the country for 42 years. The results of this election are closer than experts had predicted; he only beat his opposition, Jean Ping, by a few thousand votes. His win is due to a 99.93% turnout of people in his home province Haut-Ogooué. After the results are announced, Ping's supporters riot in the streets of Libreville, Gabon.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File