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Gabon

Gabonese Republic

1,640,286 4

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

745,645 64.78%

Registered Voters (as of Dec. 1, 2011)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government
President President Head of State
National Assembly Assemblée Nationale Lower House
Senate Sénat Upper House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ali BONGO Ondimba
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Raymond NDONG SIMA
  • 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*. In the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale), 120 members are elected by absolute majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms and [[lh.2.seats]] members are [[lh.2.electedby]] [[lh.2.election_type]] to serve [[lh.2.term]]-year terms.

* One member is elected by the regional assembly from each constituency.

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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 - - -
National Assembly 2011-12-17 243,240 745,645 32.62%

Voter Turnout