Gabonese general election, 1961

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General elections were held in Gabon on 12 February 1961 to elect a President and the National Assembly. It was the first time a president had been elected, with Prime Minister Léon M'ba of the Gabonese Democratic Bloc being the only candidate and was elected unopposed.[1] In the National Assembly election the Gabonese Democratic Bloc and the Gabonese Democratic and Social Union put forward a joint list of candidates unopposed. Voter turnout was 98.7%.[2]



Candidate Party Votes %
Léon M'ba Gabonese Democratic Bloc 315,335 100
Invalid/blank votes 1,344 -
Total 316,679 100
Source: Nohlen et al.

National Assembly[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
BDG-UDSG 315,335 100 67
Invalid/blank votes 1,344 - -
Total 316,679 100 67
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Elections in Gabon African Elections Database
  2. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p402 ISBN 0-19-829645-2