The presidential election is an important step in Gabonese political life. As reported by the international observers, it took place in an atmosphere of calm.
As the observers also point out, the long-awaited results must be published in a transparent and impartial manner. This will help ensure the credibility of the results.
Similarly, any potential disputes that may arise must be resolved through the appeal mechanisms available under the law. Respect for the will of the people can only be guaranteed through the rule of law.