Gabonese legislative election, 2018
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Legislative elections were held in Gabon in 2018 along with municipal elections; the first round was held on 6 October and the second round on 27 October. Despite losing 15 seats, the ruling Gabonese Democratic Party maintained its two-thirds majority in the National Assembly, winning 98 of the 143 seats.
Parliamentary elections are normally held every five years, and the previous elections were held in December 2011. The elections were set for 27 December 2016, before being postponed until 29 July 2017 and then April 2018 to enable political dialogue and allegedly due to a shortage of funds. However, the elections were not held on 28 April 2018, without the government announcing a report or asking the Constitutional Council for another delay. This meant that the term of the National Assembly had legally expired. As a result, the Constitutional Court dissolved the National Assembly and temporarily reassigned its powers to the Senate (which was still legally constituted), and dismissed Prime Minister Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet.
The ruling Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG) won 74 seats and two minor parties in alliance with PDG won a seat each (RV and UDIS). The Democrats (LD) won three seat, while the Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the Union for the New Republic (UPNR) got one each. Two Independents also won a seat.
60 constituencies had a run-off vote as no candidate secured a majority in the first round. The run-off in Elelem will be held on 10 November.
|Parties||First round||Second round||Total
|Gabonese Democratic Party||74||98||–15|
|Restoration of Republican Values||1||6||New|
|Social Democrats of Gabon||0||5||New|
|Heritage and Modernity Rally||0||4||New|
|Social Democratic Party||1||2||+1|
|Centre of Liberal Reformers||0||1||0|
|Republican Equality Front||0||1||New|
|Union for the New Republic||1||1||0|
|Rally for Gabon||0||0||–3|
|Source: Résultats par circo, Gabon Actu|
- Gabon postpones legislative elections citing lack of money Reuters, 3 December 2016
- Gabon: un report de plus pour les législatives Jeune Afrique, 18 July 2017 (in French)
- Gabon court orders prime minister to resign, parliament dissolved Reuters, 1 May 2018
- Communiqué final du conseil des ministres du 26 janvier 2018 (Tout le texte + découpage électoral) Gabonactu, 26 January 2018
- Législatives au Gabon : majorité absolue pour le pouvoir dès le premier tour Jeune Afrique, 13 October 2018
- Legislative Elections 2018 - 1st round