Pascal Affi N'Guessan
|Pascal Affi N'Guessan|
|Prime Minister of the Ivory Coast|
27 October 2000 – 10 February 2003
|Preceded by||Seydou Diarra|
|Succeeded by||Seydou Diarra|
|President of the Ivorian Popular Front|
22 July 2001
|Born||Pascal Affi N'Guessan
1953 (age 61–62)
Bouadikro, Bongouanou, Ivory Coast
|Political party||Ivorian Popular Front|
Pascal Affi N'Guessan (born c. 1953) is an Ivorian politician who is the President of the Ivorian Popular Front (FPI). He was the Prime Minister of Ivory Coast from 27 October 2000 to 10 February 2003.
N'Guessan was born in Bouadikro in the sub-prefecture of Bongouanou. In 1986, he joined the FPI. He was Mayor of Bongouanou from 1990 to 1996 and Vice-President of the Union of Towns and Communes of Côte d'Ivoire (UVICOCI) from 1990 to 1995.
N'Guessan joined the Secretariat-General of the FPI in 1990, and in 1994 he became Deputy Secretary-General. In January 2000, after a military coup in December 1999, he became Minister of Industry and Tourism under military leader Robert Gueï, serving in that position until October 2000. N'Guessan was the campaign director for FPI candidate Laurent Gbagbo in the October 2000 presidential election, and after Gbagbo's victory he was appointed Prime Minister.
Gbagbo was constitutionally barred from being party leader after he became President, and at the FPI's Third Extraordinary Congress, held from 20 to 22 July 2001, N'Guessan was elected as President of the FPI, receiving 94.55% of the vote. He was elected as a Vice-President of the Socialist International at its 22nd Congress, held from 27 to 29 October 2003 in São Paulo, Brazil.
Following the overthrow of the Gbagbo regime in April 2011 by forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara backed by French and UN forces, N'Guessan was arrested and held at a detention centre in Bouna, north-east Ivory Coast.
|Prime Minister of Côte d'Ivoire