DAKAR, June 8 Gabon's government said it would
respect the country's constitution after the death of President
Omar Bongo in a Spanish clinic on Monday.
"We are going to respect the constitution ... respect the
institutions," Communication Minister and government spokeswoman
Laure Olga Gondjout told French television.
Under the constitution, the country's interim leader --
expected to be the president of the Senate -- should organise
elections in between 30-45 days' time.
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