1973 Gabonese general election

General elections were held in Gabon on 25 February 1973 to elect a President and the National Assembly. 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 in the presidential election, and was elected unopposed.[1] In the National Assembly election the GDP put forward a list of 70 candidates for the 70 seats in the expanded Assembly.[2] Voter turnout was 97.8%.[3]

ResultsEdit

PresidentEdit

CandidatePartyVotes%
Omar BongoGabonese Democratic Party515,841100.00
Total515,841100.00
Valid votes515,84199.60
Invalid/blank votes2,0910.40
Total votes517,932100.00
Registered voters/turnout529,82897.75
Source: Nohlen et al.

National AssemblyEdit

PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Gabonese Democratic Party515,841100.0070+23
Total515,841100.0070+23
Valid votes515,84199.60
Invalid/blank votes2,0910.40
Total votes517,932100.00
Registered voters/turnout529,82897.75
Source: Nohlen et al.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Elections in Gabon African Elections Database
  2. ^ Gabon Inter-Parliamentary Union
  3. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Michael Krennerich & Bernhard Thibaut (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p403 ISBN 0-19-829645-2