Political crisis in Gabon

The United States Embassy in Libreville welcomes the decision by Mr. Jean Ping and two other candidates in the 2016 presidential election to resolve differences peacefully through the Constitutional Court.

The long-term interests of the Gabonese people for political stability and development are at the heart of solving this dispute.

To increase confidence and the legitimacy of the outcome, we call on the Court to take its time in its deliberations as it examines the results by polling station.

The Gabonese people are proud of their tradition of peace and we trust that the transparency and fairness of the Court’s proceedings will be a lasting legacy of the 2016 presidential elections.