1967 Gabonese general election

General elections were held in Gabon on 19 March 1967 to elect a President and the National Assembly. Incumbent Léon M'ba of the Gabonese Democratic Bloc was the only candidate in the presidential election, and was elected unopposed.[1] In the National Assembly election the Gabonese Democratic Bloc was the only party to contest the election, and won all 47 seats. Voter turnout was 99.4%.[2]

On 27 November 1967, just days after he took his presidential oath at the Gabonese embassy, M'ba died from cancer, and was succeeded by Ali Bernard Bongo. He declared the country a one-party state the following year.

Results

President

Candidate Party Votes %
Léon M'ba Gabonese Democratic Bloc 346,587 100
Invalid/blank votes 313
Total 346,900 100
Registered voters/turnout 348,942 99.4
Source: Nohlen et al.

National Assembly

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Gabonese Democratic Bloc 346,587 100 47 +16
Invalid/blank votes 313
Total 346,900 100 47 0
Registered voters/turnout 348,942 99.4
Source: Nohlen et al.

References

  1. ^ Elections in Gabon African Elections Database
  2. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p399 ISBN 0-19-829645-2

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