Sarkozy, the “most gabonais of all French”

Reflecting on the French presidential elections [Fr], Don Ray of Le Blog de Don Ray comes away with three impressions: first, the election, with its record turnout, was proof of France's robust democracy; second, socialism in France is finished; and last, Sarkozy's presidency will do little to change France's policy toward Africa. After all, according to Omar Bongo, Sarkozy is the “most gabonais of all French.” Mr. Bongo should know; in addition to being president of Gabon, he is the longest serving head of state on the continent.

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