PEOPLE & PLACES

10 Politicians from Gabon That you may not Know About

Politicians have always played a huge role in our society. That is because they represent the voice of the people in society. When it comes to politics it is important for the people to know what is going on in their government and today in this article, I will be introducing a few important politicians that represent Gabon. Gabon is a country along the Atlantic coast of Central Africa that has significant areas of protected parkland. The forested coastal terrain of its famed Loango National Park shelters a diversity of wildlife, from gorillas and hippos to whales.

Paul Mba Abessole is a Gabonese politician who heads the National Woodcutters’ Rally – Rally for Gabon (Rassemblement National des Bûcherons – Rassemblement pour le Gabon, RNB-RPG) and was a leading opponent of President Omar Bongo during the 1990s. It is said He stood as a presidential candidate twice during the 1990s and also served as Mayor of Libreville, the capital.

Jacques Adiahenot is a Gabonese politician. He was Secretary-General of the Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG) from 1991 to 1994 and subsequently served as a minister in the government of Gabon from 1994 to 2009.

Jean-Boniface Assele is a Gabonese politician and the President of the Circle of Liberal Reformers (CLR). He served in the government of Gabon from 1975 to 1990 and again from 2004 to 2009. He was also Commander-in-Chief of the National Police Forces from 1970 to 1989 and held the rank of General. Since September 2009, Assélé has been the Fourth Vice-President of the Senate of Gabon.

Louis-Emile Bigmann was a Gabonese politician. He was appointed President of the National Assembly by Gabonese President Leon M’ba in 1961 while its former officeholder, Paul Gondjout, was incarcerated.

Pascaline Mferri Bongo is a Gabonese politician. Under her father, President Omar Bongo, she was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1991 to 1994 and Director of the Cabinet of the President from 1994 to 2009.

Jules-Aristide Bourdes-Ogouliguende is a Gabonese politician who is the President of the Congress for Democracy and Justice (CDJ), an opposition party. He served as a minister in the government of Gabon from 1976 to 1990 and was President of the National Assembly from 1990 to 1993; since 1993 he has been an opposition leader.

Rene Radembino Coniquet a Gabonese politician who served as President of the Senate of Gabon from 2006[ to 2009. He was a Senator from 1997 to 2014 and a long-time member of the Gabonese Democratic Party.

Georgette Koko is a Gabonese politician who served in the government of Gabon as Deputy Prime Minister for the Environment from January 2006 to October 2009. She has been President of the Economic and Social Council since 2016.

Blaise Louembe is a Gabonese political figure. He served in the government of Gabon as Minister of the Economy, Finance, the Budget, and Privatization from 2008 to 2009 and was appointed as Minister of the Budget, Public Accounts, the Civil Service, and State Reform in October 2009. Since February 2014 he has served as Minister of Youth, Sports, and Leisure.

Pierre Mamboundou was a Gabonese politician. He was President of the Union of the Gabonese People (UPG), an opposition party in Gabon, from 1989 to 2011.

These are only a few leaders from Gabon that represent the voice of the people. To make their life and economy stable enough for its people to live in.

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