Elections in Gabon

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Gabon elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a seven-year term by the people. The Parliament (Parlement) has two chambers. The National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) has 120 members, 111 members elected for a five-year term in single-seat constituencies and 9 members appointed by a head of state - the president. The Senate (Sénat) has 91 members, elected for a six-year term in single-seat constituencies by local and departmental councillors. Gabon is a one party dominant state with the Gabonese Democratic Party in power. Opposition parties are allowed, but are widely considered to have no real chance of gaining power.

Latest elections[edit]

Presidential elections[edit]

e • d Summary of the 27 November 2005 Gabonese presidential election results
Candidates - Nominating parties %
Omar Bongo Ondimba - Gabonese Democratic Party (Parti Démocratique Gabonais) 79.18
Pierre Mamboundou - Union of the Gabonese People (Union du Peuple Gabonais) 13.61
Zacharie Myboto - Independent 6.58
Augustin Moussavou King - Gabonese Socialist Party (Parti Socialiste Gabonais) 0.33
Christian Maronga - Rally of Democrats (Rassemblement des Démocrates) 0.30
Source: African Elections Database

Parliamentary elections[edit]

e • d Results of the 17 December/24 December 2006 National Assembly of Gabon election results
Parties Seats +/-
Government Gabonese Democratic Party (Parti Démocratique Gabonais) 82 –6
National Woodcutters' Rally – Rally for Gabon (Rassemblement National des Bûcherons - Rassemblement pour le Gabon) 8 +/– 0
Democratic and Republican Alliance (Alliance Démocratique et Républicaine) 3 +/– 0
Circle of Reformist Liberals (Cercle des Libéraux Réformateurs) 2 +/– 0
Social Democratic Party (Parti Social-Démocrate) 2 +1
Rally of Republican Democrats (RDR) 1 +1
African Development Movement (Mouvement Africain de Développement) 1 +/– 0
Union of the Gabonese People (Union du Peuple Gabonais) 8 +8
Gabonese Union for Democracy and Development (UGDD) 4 +4
Gabonese Progress Party (Parti gabonais du progrès) 2 –1
Congress for Democracy and Justice 1 +1
National Woodcutters' Rally – Democratic (RNB) 1 +/– 0
African Forum for Reconstruction (FAR) 1 +1
Independents 4 –8
Total 120

Past elections[edit]

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