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List of Presidents of Gabon

This is a list of Presidents of Gabon since the formation of the post of President in 1960, to the present day.

President of the
Gabonese Republic
Président de la
République gabonaise
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Presidential Standard
Ali Bongo Ondimba, 2012.jpg
Incumbent
Ali Bongo Ondimba

since 16 October 2009
Term length7 years
Inaugural holderLéon M'ba
Formation17 August 1960
DeputyVice President of Gabon

A total of three people have served as President (not counting two Acting Presidents).

Contents

Presidents of GabonEdit

Political parties
Status
  •   Denotes Acting President
No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Party
Elected Took Office Left Office Time in Office
1   Léon M'ba
(1902–1967)[1]
1961
1967
17 August 1960 27 November 1967
(Died in Office)
7 years, 102 days BDG
2   Omar Bongo Ondimba
(1935–2009)[2]
1973
1979
1986
1993
1998
2005
2 December 1967 8 June 2009
(Died in Office)
41 years, 188 days BDG / PDG
  Didjob Divungi Di Ndinge
(1946–)[3]
6 May 2009 10 June 2009 35 days ADERE
Rose Francine Rogombé
(1941–2015)[4]
10 June 2009 16 October 2009 128 days PDG
3   Ali Bongo Ondimba
(1959–)[5]
2009
2016
16 October 2009 Incumbent 9 years, 92 days PDG

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Briefly interrupted during the 17–18 February 1964 coup d'état
  2. ^ Previously named Albert-Bernard Bongo; changed name on 29 September 1973, after conversion to Islam. Added Ondimba to name on 15 November 2003
  3. ^ Acted for Bongo while he was incapacitated in the hospital, Vice President
  4. ^ Succeeded Bongo as the constitutional successor, President of the Senate
  5. ^ Son of Omar Bongo Ondimba

Latest electionEdit

Candidate Party Votes %
Ali Bongo Ondimba Gabonese Democratic Party 177,722 49.80
Jean Ping Union of Forces for Change 172,128 48.23
Bruno Ben Moubamba Independent 1,896 0.53
Raymond Ndong Sima Independent 1,510 0.42
Pierre Claver Maganga Moussavou Social Democratic Party 1,130 0.32
Paul Mba Abessole National Woodcutters' Rally – Rally for Gabon 761 0.21
Gérard Ella Nguema Independent 583 0.16
Augustin Moussavou King Gabonese Socialist Party 553 0.15
Dieudonné Minlama Mintogo Independent 393 0.11
Abel Mbombe Nzoudou Independent 214 0.06
Invalid/blank votes 16,420
Total 373,310 100
Registered voters/turnout 627,805 59.46
Source: Interior Ministry, Interior Ministry

See alsoEdit

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