Enoch Derant Lakoué

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Enoch Derant Lakoué
Prime Minister of the Central African Republic
In office
26 February 1993 – 25 October 1993
President André Kolingba
Ange-Félix Patassé
Preceded by Timothée Malendoma
Succeeded by Jean-Luc Mandaba
Personal details
Born 1945 (age 68–69)
Political party PSD

Enoch Derant Lakoué (born 1945) is a Central African politician who was Prime Minister of the Central African Republic from 26 February 1993 to 25 October 1993. He has served in the government as Minister of State for the Economy since 2013.

Lakoué was the candidate of the Social Democratic Party in the August 1993 presidential election, receiving 2.39% of the vote,[1] and again in the September 1999 presidential election, receiving 1.33% of the vote. After the 1999 election, he refused to sign a declaration signed by the other opposition candidates that denounced the election due to irregularities, rejected the results in advance, and called for popular resistance; Lakoué said that he was "not in favor of disorder" and that his opposition to the government was moderate.[2] He initially declared his candidacy in the 2005 presidential election, but withdrew it prior to the Constitutional Court's December 30, 2004 ruling on the validity of candidacies, choosing to remain in his position as head of the national administration of the Bank of Central African States.[3]

Following a rebellion in December 2012, a national unity government was appointed on 3 February 2013, composed of supporters of President François Bozizé, the opposition, and rebels. Lakoué was appointed to the government as Minister of State for the Economy, Planning, and Cooperation.[4]


Preceded by
Timothée Malendoma
Prime Minister of the Central African Republic
Succeeded by
Jean-Luc Mandaba