POLITICAL VERSATILITY; THIS EVIL THAT UNDERMINES THE CONFIDENCE OF GABONESE PEOPLE IN THEIR POLITICIANS! LA VERSATILITÉ POLITIQUE ; CE MAL QUI MINE LA CONFIANCE DES GABONAIS EN LEURS POLITICIENS !
English version From 1958 to 1967, the Gabonese political lines were quite clear and straightforward. The supporters of Leon Mba were known, and so were those of Jean Hilaire Aubame. These lines of demarcation were constant, and the population knew who was who. After 1967, Omar Bongo created the phenomenon of political transhumance by demanding that everyone join his one-party system Only the politicians of the PDG had a future in the Gabonese administration. If you were an opponent, you had a choice between death and exile. Many opponents entered the PDG's manger. Since 1990, the main attributes of Gabonese politicians are certainly the versatility and inconstancy which considerably weaken the opposition as its most important members regularly abandon their camp or their original political party to rally the power. The most striking cases are those of Paul Mba-Abessole, and Pierre-André Kombila, who ended up joining Omar Bongo by entering in his gover