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September 23, 2016

Gabon constitutional court to recount contested election results. The Constitutional Court of Gabon will recount votes from the contested presidential election, following massive protests in which opposition sympathizers burned the parliament building. The court, which is expected to deliver a verdict this week, rejected an observer mission from the African Union, claiming that it was unnecessary and that the court will give a verdict "on behalf of the people."
Venezuelan electoral commission quashes prospect of recalling Maduro. In response to demands for a referendum to recall President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's National Electoral Council announced on Wednesday that any such vote would not be held until the middle of the first quarter of 2017. The decision ensures that the Maduro administration will remain in power, as a recall after January 10 would not trigger new elections but rather cause Maduro to be replaced by his vice president.
Romania's Constitutional Court to rule on same-sex marriage. On October 27, Romania's Constitutional Court will rule on a petition seeking recognition of same-sex marriage. The country does not currently recognize same-sex relationships, but the petition argues that the constitution's definition of marriage does not make gender distinctions and must be applied equally to same-sex couples.
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