Gabonese general election, 1973

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General elections were held in Gabon on 25 February 1973 to elect a President and the National Assembly. The country was a one-party state at the time, with the Gabonese Democratic Party as the sole legal party. GDP leader and incumbent president Omar Bongo was the only candidate in the presidential election, and was elected unopposed.[1] In the National Assembly election the GDP put forward a list of 70 candidates for the 70 seats in the expanded Assembly.[2] Voter turnout was 97.8%.[3]



Candidate Party Votes %
Omar Bongo Gabonese Democratic Party 515,841 100
Invalid/blank votes 2,091 -
Total 517,932 100
Source: Nohlen et al.

National Assembly[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Gabonese Democratic Party 515,841 100 70 +21
Invalid/blank votes 2,091 - - -
Total 517,932 100 70 +21
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Elections in Gabon African Elections Database
  2. ^ Gabon Inter-Parliamentary Union
  3. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p403 ISBN 0-19-829645-2