France ‘extremely concerned' over Gabon violence


French foreign minister said there was 'no place for violence in an electoral process' after violent clashes greeted re-election of Ali Bongo.

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Former colonial power France said Thursday it was "extremely concerned" about post-election violence in Gabon and urged all sides to exercise "maximum restraint," reports RFI.
"There is no place for violence in an electoral process," said foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault in a statement, after reports of deadly clashes following the re-election of President Ali Bongo in disputed polls.