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    Putschs in Gabon and Niger: fraternal twins?

    On the front page of the press this August 31: the twilight of the Bongo clan in Gabon, the winning bet of Pedro Sanchez in Spain and a settling of scores within the Olympique Lyonnais football club.

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    It is the end of an era in Gabon. After the coup d’etat that overthrew President Ali Bongo, Release evokes a coup d’etat welcomed by part of the population. End of a dynasty and embarrassment for France. Le Figaro returns to Emmanuel Macron’s firm speech against the junta in Niger shortly before a new putsch in Gabon. France has important interests in Gabon and could be tempted to adopt a different position.

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    In Spain, daily life ABC returns to the meeting, on August 30, between Pedro Sanchez and the leader of the popular party, Alberto Nunez Feijoo, in a poor position to form a government. The socialists could well win the bet, according to La Vanguardia. The daily recalls that the socialists will have to form an alliance with the separatists to be able to form a government and obtain an absolute majority in the Chamber of Deputies.

    Finally, The Team looks at this tense situation at Olympique Lyonnais, whose former owner, Jean-Michel Aulas, blocked the club’s accounts. At issue: the non-payment of more than 14 million euros following the sale of the club to the American John Textor. Enough to put OL in difficulty in the middle of the transfer window.

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    Source: France 24

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