Presidential elections were held in Gabon on 30 December 1979, the first time they had been held separately from National Assembly elections. 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, and was re-elected unopposed.
|Omar Bongo||Gabonese Democratic Party||725,807||100.00|
|Source: African Elections Database|
- ^ Elections in Gabon African Elections Database