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 30 August 2009 Gabonese presidential election results
Candidates Party Votes %
Ali Bongo Ondimba Gabonese Democratic Party 141,952 41.73
André Mba Obame Independent 88,026 25.88
Pierre Mamboundou Union of the Gabonese People 85,597 25.22
Zacharie Myboto Gabonese Union for Democracy and Development 13,418 3.94
Casimir Oyé-Mba (withdrew on election day) Independent 3,118 0.92
Pierre Claver Maganga Moussavou Social Democratic Party 2,576 0.76
Bruno Ben Moubamba Independent 963 0.28
Bruno Ngoussi Georges Independent 915 0.27
Jules-Aristide Bourdes-Ogouliguende Congress for Democracy and Justice 695 0.20
Albert Ondo Ossa Independent 674 0.20
Yvette Ngwevilo Rekangalt Independent 367 0.11
Ernest Tomo Independent 308 0.09
Victoire Lasseni Duboze Independent 304 0.09
Bienvenu Mauro Nguema Morena Unionist 293 0.09
Luc Bengono Nsi Movement for National Renewal 250 0.07
Marcel Robert Tchoreret Omega Circle 248 0.07
Jean-Guy Kombeny Independent 152 0.04
Bernard Oyama Independent 106 0.03
Sources: Le Monde and gaboneco

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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