Gabon

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
06.10.2023
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
30.08.2023
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.08.2025
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
70
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
On 26 August 2023, elections to the National Assembly were held in parallel with the presidential poll. They were marred by delays and allegations of fraud. On 30 August, the election commission declared that President Bongo had won a third term but did not announce results for the parliamentary elections. Later on the same day, the military, calling themselves the Committee for the Transition and Restoration of Institutions (CTRI) seized power in a coup. It placed President Ali Bongo under house arrest and arrested several members of his family, accusing them of corruption and treason.

The CTRI declared the dissolution of all State institutions and cancelled the results of the August 2023 elections. It also announced General Brice Oligui Nguema, former head of the presidential guard, as the leader of the CTRI. On 4 September, General Nguema was sworn in as the Transitional President.

The Transitional Charter, published in the Official Journal on 4 September, provides for a bicameral transitional parliament: a 70-member Transitional National Assembly and a 50 member Transitional Senate.
The Charter does not specify the minimum age of eligibility for the Transitional National Assembly (previously 18 years old). For the Senate, this minimum was raised from 35 to 50.

Under the Transitional Charter, members of the temporary government and the presiding officers of both chambers of the Transitional Parliament will not be able to stand in the next presidential election. No ineligibility is mentioned for the Transitional President.

The Transitional Charter does not specify the duration of the transition. On 10 September, the Transitional Prime Minister, Mr. Raymond Ndong Sima, said a two-year transition before free elections was a "reasonable objective".

On 11 September, the Transitional President appointed the Bureau of both chambers of the Transitional Parliament, which will be led by:
• Mr. Jean-François Ndongou in the National Assembly;
• Ms. Paulette Missambo in the Senate.

In accordance with the Transitional Charter, amended on 6 October 2023, the statutory number of the Transitional National Assembly increased from 70 to 98 members. The number of senators increased from 50 to 70.
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
54
Number of women elected
16
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
22.86%
Other notes
The Transitional Charter, amended on 6 October 2023, provides for a 70-member Transitional Senate as follows:
- 37 members from political parties
- 27 members from civil society
- 6 members from the defence and security forces
Sources
Transitional Charter, published on 4 September 2023 in the Official Journal No. 225 Bis.
Loi n°001/2023 du 6 octobre 2023 portant révision de la Charte de la Transition, published on 6 October 2023 in the Official Journal No. 229 Bis.
Women Appointed
16

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
54
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
16
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
30.10.2023
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Paulette Missambo (Female)
Date of election
11.09.2023