Charles Konan Banny

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Charles Konan Banny
Prime Minister of Côte d'Ivoire
In office
7 December 2005 – 7 April 2007
Preceded by Seydou Diarra
Succeeded by Guillaume Soro
Personal details
Born (1942-11-11) 11 November 1942 (age 72)
Divo, Côte d'Ivoire
Profession economist

Charles Konan Banny (born 11 November 1942[1]) was Prime Minister of Côte d'Ivoire from 7 December 2005 until 4 April 2007.

Banny joined the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) in 1976, holding various positions in the Bank over the years. In 1988 he became Special Advisor to the Governor of BCEAO.[1] After BCEAO Governor Alassane Ouattara became Prime Minister of Côte d'Ivoire, Banny was appointed Interim Governor on 4 December 1990. On 22 December 1993, he was appointed Governor, formally taking the position on 1 January 1994.[2] He was reappointed for another six-year term as Governor on 17 June 1999, with the term beginning on 1 January 2000.[1]

Banny's selection to replace Seydou Diarra as transitional Prime Minister of Côte d'Ivoire was announced on 5 December 2005. His term was expected to end in October 2006, when national elections were to be held; however, elections were not held by the deadline, and the term of President Laurent Gbagbo was extended for another year, with Banny's powers increased during that period.

Because of his selection as prime minister, Banny was barred from running for the office of President of Côte d'Ivoire. Following a peace deal in March 2007, New Forces leader Guillaume Soro was appointed prime minister at the end of the month, and he took over from Banny on 4 April.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Biography at BCEAO website.
  2. ^ "Basic texts and milestones", bceao.int.
  3. ^ "Former rebel leader takes over as Ivory Coast's prime minister", Associated Press (International Herald Tribune), 4 April 2007.

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Preceded by
Seydou Diarra
Prime Minister of Côte d'Ivoire
2005–2007
Succeeded by
Guillaume Soro