Gabonese Territorial Assembly election, 1957

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Territorial Assembly elections were held in Gabon on 31 March 1957. Although the Gabonese Democratic and Social Union (UDSG) won 14 of the 40 contested seats,[1] the Gabonese Democratic Bloc was able to form a 21-seat coalition with the Entente–Defence of Gabonese Interests (a list headed by BDG member Paul Yembit)[2] and five other MPs.[3]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Gabonese Democratic and Social Union 29,963 39.9 14 0
Gabonese Democratic Bloc 16,699 22.3 8 New
Union, Work, Progress 10,452 13.9 4 New
Entente–Defence of Gabonese Interests 10,299 13.7 8 New
François Meye List 4,335 5.8 3 New
Independent Planters 3,307 4.4 3 New
Invalid/blank votes 44,861
Total 119,916 100 40 +16
Registered voters/turnout 242,058 49.5
Source: Sternberger et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p400 ISBN 0-19-829645-2
  2. ^ Dolf Sternberger, Bernhard Vogel, Dieter Nohlen & Klaus Landfried (1978) Die Wahl der Parlamente: Band II: Afrika, Erster Halbband, p712
  3. ^ Bernault, Florence (1996) Démocraties ambiguës en Afrique centrale: Congo-Brazzaville, Gabon, 1940-1965 Paris: Karthala, ISBN 2-86537-636-2, p262