WHY THESE RENEWED CALLS FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF A TOKEN OPPOSITION? POURQUOI CES APPELS RENOUVELÉS POUR LA RECONSTITUTION D’UNE OPPOSITION DE CONNIVENCE?
A symbolic image of the token opposition Une image symbolique de l'opposition de connivence English Version For a few days now, we have noticed a certain buzz from some diplomatic circles, some of them heavyweights in international relations, for a return in Gabon of what is commonly called friendly opposition. These calls indicate two things: first, the utter failure of Ali Bongo’s strategy that aimed to starve opponents, whether they are employees of the state, in the trade unions or even students, by cutting their wages and all access to the benefits associated with their status; and second, the success of the operations of the free civil society that despite a path strewn with pitfalls courtesy of the regime, continues to set the trajectory of the country inexorably toward a national dialogue for which the proponents of the regime have never hidden their rejection. Having found that the more time passes, the more the trajectory of the country is agai