Gabonese general election, 1967

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General elections were held in Gabon on 19 March 1967 to elect a President and the National Assembly. Incumbent Léon M'ba of the Gabonese Democratic Bloc was the only candidate in the presidential election, and was elected unopposed.[1] In the National Assembly election the Gabonese Democratic Bloc was the only party to contest the election, and won all 47 seats. Voter turnout was 99.4%.[2]

On 27 November 1967, just days after he took his presidential oath at the Gabonese embassy, M'ba died from cancer, and was succeeded by Ali Bernard Bongo. He declared the country a one-party state the following year.

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Léon M'ba Gabonese Democratic Bloc 346,587 100
Invalid/blank votes 313 -
Total 346,900 100
Source: Nohlen et al.

National Assembly[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Gabonese Democratic Bloc 346,587 100 47 +16
Invalid/blank votes 313 - - -
Total 346,900 100 47 0
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elections in Gabon African Elections Database
  2. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p399 ISBN 0-19-829645-2