Nov. 27, 2005 Held


Gabonese Republic

Election for Gabonese Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:352,263
Valid Votes:346,366
Invalid Votes:4,897

Vote Share by Candidate:

Pierre MAMBOUNDOU45,027.58


Zacharie MYBOTO20,781.96




Christian MAROGA-


El Hadj Omar BONGO Ondimba273,629.14

Election Results Modified: Jun 21, 2024

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Gabon

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President El Hadj Omar BONGO Ondimba
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Jean-Francois NTOUTOUME-EMANE
  • Assembly: Gabon has a bicameral Legislature consisting of the Senate with 91 seats and the National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale) with 120 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 7-year term.
  • In the Senate 91 members are elected by members of municipal councils and departmental assemblies to serve 5-year terms. In the National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale) 120 members are elected by direct popular vote to serve 5-year terms.

Main Candidates in the of the Presidential race:

  • Omar BONGO Ondimba
    • Party: Gabonese Democratic Party
  • Augustin Moussavou KING
    • Party: Independent
  • Pierre MAMBOUDOU
    • Party: Union of the Gabonese People
  • Christian Serge MAROGA
    • Party: Independent
  • Zacharie MYBOTO
    • Party: Independent

Last Presidential election:

  • Presidential elections were last held on December 6, 1998.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 1,377,777 (2005)
  • Registered Voters: 554,967 (November 2005)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 688,043 (2005)

·         Is Gabon a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Gabon ratified CEDAW: Yes (21 January 1983)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 11 (National Assembly) following 2001 elections

·         Human Development Index Position: 110 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Gabon a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Gabon ratified CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Population with a disability: 206,666 (est.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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