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Gabon

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National Assembly

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Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
17.12.2011
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.10.2023
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
120
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
472
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
No

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
745,645
Votes Number of people who actually voted
255,570
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
34.28%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
Elections were held for all the seats in the National Assembly on the normal expiry of the members' term of office.
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
89.17%
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG) 107
Rally for Gabon (RPG) 3
Circle of Liberal Reformers (CLR) 1
Union for the new Republic (UPNR) 1
Social Democrat Party (PSD) 1
Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG) - Independent Centre Party of Gabon (PGCI) 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
98
Number of women elected
15
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
12.5%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
- As at 22 February 2012, there were 15 women out of 113 members, and seven vacant seats. The mandate of one more PDG member was subsequently validated, giving the PDG 107 seats in all. 
 - Several members were subsequently replaced by their substitute. As at 12 March, there were 18 women out of 114 members, and six vacant seats.
Sources
National Assembly (13.01.2012, 22.02.2012, 12.03.2012, 01.01.2014, 01.01.2015, 01.01.2017) Infos Gabon BBC Monitoring
Women Directly Elected
15

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
98
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
15
First-term parliamentarians The number of members who are assuming their parliamentary mandate for the first time following the election or renewal, regardless of their mode of designation.
55
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
27.02.2012
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Guy Nzouba-Ndama (Male)
Political party
Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG)
Date of election
27.02.2012