The military carries out a coup d'état in Gabon and arrests Ali Bongo after his victory in the elections

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The president re-elected in the elections is being held at his home with his family.

A group of soldiers has given a coup and has taken power in Gabon to oust the country's president, Ali Bongo, from command. Bongo, who is now "under house arrest" came to power in 2009 after the death of his father, Omar Bongo, - who governed since 1967 -, has won the last elections, held last Saturday, amid allegations of fraud of the opposition

The elections have been annulled and the borders closed, as announced by a dozen soldiers, who have identified themselves as members of a Committee for the Transition and Restoration of Institutions (CTRI), who have appeared on television to announce that they were taking power in the face of what he describes as a "serious institutional, political, economic and social crisis."

The president re-elected in the elections is detained at his home with his family and one of his sons has been arrested for "high treason", as announced by the military coup leaders.

For their part, hundreds of people took to the streets of Libreville, the country's capital, this morning in support of the military. After the broadcast of the message on television, the social network X (formerly Twitter) has been filled with videos of Gabonese celebrating their uprising.

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