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Gabon

Gabonese Republic

1,738,541 5

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

627,805 59.95%

Registered Voters (as of Sept. 6, 2016)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Gabonese National Assembly Assemblée Nationale Lower House
Gabonese Senate Sénat Upper House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ali BONGO Ondimba
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Emmanuel ISSOZE-NGONDET
  • Assembly: Gabon has a bicameral Parliament (Parlement) consisting of the Senate (Sénat) with 102 seats and the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 120 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by plurality vote to serve a 7-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the President.
  • In the Senate (Sénat) 102 members are elected by members of municipal councils and departmental assemblies to serve 5-year terms. One member is elected by the regional assembly from each constituency. In the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale), 120 members are elected by absolute majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms. 
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
President 1998-12-06 569,823 580,000 98.25%
President 2005-11-27 352,263 554,967 63.47%
President 2009-08-30 357,621 807,402 44.29%
Gabonese National Assembly 2011-12-17 255,570 745,645 34.28%
President 2016-08-27 373,310 627,805 59.46%

Voter Turnout