This article is about the Gabonese Democratic Party formed in 1968. See also Gabonese Democratic Party (1945).
Gabonese Democratic Party
Parti Démocratique Gabonais (PDG)
12 March 1968
Gabonese Democratic Party ( French: , PDG), is the ruling and dominant Parti Démocratique Gabonais political party of Gabon. Its motto is Dialogue, Tolerance, Peace.
It has held power since independence, first under
Léon M'ba (with the party named the Gabonese Democratic Bloc), then under Omar Bongo. In the National Assembly of Gabon it holds 86 of 120 seats, and in the Senate of Gabon it holds 54 of 91 seats. [ ] citation needed
The PDG was the sole legal party from its inception on 12 March 1968. In May 1990 constitutional amendments reestablished a multiparty system in Gabon.
parliamentary election held on 9 December 2001, the party won 88 out of 120 seats. In the 17 December 2006 election, the PDG won 80 seats; parties allied with the PDG also won some seats.
presidential election held in 2009, Ali Bongo Ondimba, the son of Omar Bongo, won the election with 41.7% of the vote under the banner of the PDG.
PDG has several branches (or 'Federations') abroad, with the largest being in
France and in the United States.
Congresses [ edit ]
On 17–21 September 1986, the PDG held its Third Ordinary Congress in
Libreville; at the congress, it designated Bongo as its candidate for the single-party November 1986 presidential election. [2 ]
Between 1991 and 1994 Secretary-General was
The PDG held its Ninth Ordinary Congress on 19–21 September 2008. At this congress,
Faustin Boukoubi, who had been Minister of Agriculture, was elected as the party's Secretary-General; [3 ] [4 ] he replaced [5 ] Simplice Guedet Manzela, who had previously been the Secretary-General for ten years. [4 ] Also at the congress, the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau, composed of 18 members, was elected. The Standing Committee includes two members from each of Gabon's nine provinces, and 15 of its 18 members are also members of the government. [5 ] [5 ]
Current deputies of the PDG in the National Assembly [ edit ]
Deputies currently representing the party in the National Assembly of the 11th Legislature:
Joselone Afouaei Obuono
Jean Marie Alandzi
François Ango Ndoutome
Jean Marie Alandzi
François Ango Ndoutoume
André Angwe Aboughe
Georges Bertrand Bekele
André Dieudonné Berre
Anna Bouandja N'Djana
Alexis Boutamba Mbina
Marcel Doupamby Matoka
Etienne Ebouta Emane
Jean César Essone Obiang
Etienne Ebouta Moapa
Gaston Engohang Obiang
Paul Essie Emane
Vincent de Paul Gondjout
Simplice Guedet Manzela Jonathan Ignoumba
Barnabé Mamboungou Indoumou
Jean Claude Iwangou
Luc Marat Abyla Jean Massima
Vincent Mavoungou Bouyou
Joseph Mba Ewoure
Jean André Mba Oyono
Edgard Anicet Mboumou Miyakou
Jean Claude Mboumi Nzinzi
Christine Minkouet Mi Aloh
Martin Moulengui Mabende
Emile Moussavou Moundziegou
Marcellin Mve Ebang Alexandrine Mvou
Léon Paul Mvouba Okori
Albert Ndjave Ndjoy
Henri Ndong Angoue
Paul Ndong Nguema
Senturel Ngoma Madoungou
Charlotte Nkero Mougnoko
Adrien Nkoghe Essingone
Lévy Ntem Allogo
Francis Ntolo Eya'a
Marie-Madeleine Nyingone Anda
Michel Nzamba Kouanga
Joséphine Nze Mouenidiambou
Charles Nzoh Ella
Paulin Obame-Nguema François Ompata
Daniel Ona Ondo
Emmanuel Ondo Methogo Rigobert Onkassa Edhouba
Guy Christian Ossagou
Jean Christophe Owono Nguema
Paulette Oyane Ondo
Michel Ngueme Edzo
Jean Richard Sylong
Jean François Yanda
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^ "Apr 1987 - Re-election of President Bongo - Cabinet changes - Internal political and security developments - Economic situation", Keesing's Record of World Events, Volume 33, April, 1987 Gabon, Page 35047.
^ "Gabon : Faustin Boukoubi a pris officiellement ses fonctions", Infosplusgabon, 26 September 2008 (French).
^ a b "PDG: Faustin Boukoubi au gouvernail", Croissance Saine Environnement, 22 September 2008 (French).
^ a b c "Gabon : Le challenge de Faustin Boukoubi au secrétariat général du PDG", GabonEco, 22 September 2008 (French).
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