Senate of Gabon
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The Senate (Sénat) is the upper house of the Parliament of Gabon. It has 102 members, elected for a six-year term in single-seat constituencies by local and départemental councillors. Beginning with the 2009 election, some constituencies elect two senators.
The 1991 Constitution provided for the establishment of the Senate; previously the legislature had consisted of a unicameral National Assembly. The Senate was not created until 1997, when an election was held to fill the seats in the upper house.
A Senate election was held on 18 January 2009. The ruling Gabonese Democratic Party won a large majority of seats. On this occasion, the number of senators was increased from 91 to 102. Following the election, Rose Francine Rogombé was elected as President of the Senate.
Elections [ edit ]
|Gabonese Democratic Party||52||67||75||81|
|National Woodcutters' Rally – Rally for Gabon||19||8||6||0|
|Gabonese Progress Party||4||1||0||0|
|Democratic and Republican Alliance||3||3||1||1|
|Social Democratic Party||0||1||2||2|
|People's Unity Party||1||0||–||–|
|Union of the Gabonese People||1||1||2||1|
|Gabon of the Future||–||1||0||0|
|Common Movement for Development||1||–||–||–|
|Circle of Liberal Reformers||1||4||2||7|
|Rally for Democracy and Progress||1||1||–||–|
|Independent Centre Party of Gabon||0||1||2||1|
|Gabonese Union for Democracy and Development||–||–||3||–|
|Source: DSG (1997, 2002), IPU (2009), IPU (2014)|
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
- David E. Gardinier and Douglas A. Yates, Historical Dictionary of Gabon (third edition, 2006), Scarecrow Press, page 65.
- "Gabon: Elections sénatoriales 2009: le PDG en tête des résultats"[permanent dead link], Gabonews, 19 January 2009 (in French).
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