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Yearbook 1996

Gabon. In April, the government announced that the country's railways and production and distribution of electricity and water should be privatized.

In June, the country withdrew from the oil exporting countries' organization, OPEC, where it has been a member since 1975.

According to, the ruling party, Parti démocratique gabonais (PDG) won the parliamentary elections in December. The party was the only one allowed until 1990, when multi-party systems were introduced.

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