1979 Gabonese presidential election

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Coat of arms of Gabon.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Flag of Gabon.svg Gabon portal

Presidential elections were held in Gabon on 30 December 1979, the first time they had been held separately from National Assembly elections. 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, and was re-elected unopposed.[1]


Candidate Party Votes %
Omar Bongo Gabonese Democratic Party 725,807 100
Invalid/blank votes 236
Total 726,043 100
Registered voters/turnout 726,079 99.9
Source: African Elections Database


  1. ^ Elections in Gabon African Elections Database