1977 Zairean presidential election

Presidential elections were held in Zaire on 3 December 1977. They were the first held after a new constitution was promulgated in 1974.

1977 Zairean presidential election

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Nominee Mobutu Sese Seko
Party MPR
Popular vote 10,693,804
Percentage 98.20%

President before election

Mobutu Sese Seko
MPR

Elected President

Mobutu Sese Seko
MPR

At the time, the country was a one-party state with the Popular Movement of the Revolution as the only legal party. Its leader, incumbent president Mobutu Sese Seko, was the only candidate, with voters asked to vote "yes" or "no" to his candidacy. The results showed 98.2% of voters casting a "yes" vote.[1]

ResultsEdit

CandidatePartyVotes%
Mobutu Sese SekoPopular Movement of the Revolution10,492,24798.12
Against201,5571.88
Total10,693,804100.00
Source: African Elections Database

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Elections in Congo-Kinshasa African Elections Database