Gabonese legislative election, 2006

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A legislative election was held in Gabon on 17 December 2006 (although seven seats were only decided on 24 December 2006 due to logistical problems).

The Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG) of President Omar Bongo won 82 seats, with other parties who support him winning another seventeen seats, among them the National Woodcutters' Rally of Paul M'ba Abessole with seven seats (M'ba Abessole himself lost his seat, being defeated by the prime minister, Jean Eyeghe Ndong[1]), the Democratic and Republican Alliance with three seats, the Circle of Reformist Liberals with two seats and the Social Democratic Party with one seat.

Opposition parties won seventeen seats: the Union of the Gabonese People won eight seats, the Gabonese Union for Democracy and Development four, the Gabonese Progress Party two seats, the Congress for Democracy and Justice one seat, the African Forum for Reconstruction one seat and the National Woodcutters Rally-Kombila one seat.

Independents won four seats.[2][3]

In 20 constituencies, the results were annulled by the Constitutional Court because of problems with fraud and logistics, and the election was held again in these constituencies on 10 June 2007. Turnout was reported to be low.[4] The PDG won in 11 of these constituencies, with its allies winning a further six, the opposition winning two and an independent winning one.[5]


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