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1986 Gabonese presidential election

Presidential elections were held in Gabon on 9 November 1986. 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] Voter turnout was reported to be 99.9%.[2]

These were the last one-party elections in Gabon, as the country returned to multi-party democracy in 1990.


Candidate Party Votes %
Omar Bongo Gabonese Democratic Party 903,739 100
Invalid/blank votes 300
Total 904,039 100
Registered voters/turnout 904,467 99.9
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Elections in Gabon African Elections Database
  2. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p403 ISBN 0-19-829645-2