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1979 Gabonese presidential election

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.[1]


Candidate Party Votes %
Omar Bongo Gabonese Democratic Party 725,807 100
Invalid/blank votes 236
Total 726,043 100
Registered voters/turnout 726,079 99.9
Source: African Elections Database


  1. ^ Elections in Gabon African Elections Database