The military government in Gabon, which overthrew President Ali Bongo Ondimba, has announced that presidential and legislative elections will be held in August 2025, according to an indicative timetable. The timetable will be validated by a national conference in April 2024. The military leaders deposed Bongo after declaring the presidential election to be fraudulent. The opposition candidate initially called the coup a “family affair,” as the coup leader is reportedly related to Bongo. The military has promised to return power to civilians through elections after a transition period.