List of heads of state of Gabon

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President of the
Gabonese Republic
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Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of Gabon at the Climate Security Conference in London, 22 March 2012.jpg
Ali Bongo Ondimba

since 16 October 2009
Term length 7 years
Inaugural holder Léon M'ba
Formation 17 August 1960
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This is a list of presidents of Gabon, since the establishment of that office on August 17, 1960.

Presidents of Gabon (1960–Present)[edit]

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
Gabonese Republic   (République Gabonaise)
17 August 1960 to 17 February 1964 Léon M'ba 1964.jpg Léon M'ba, President BDG 1st Term; Deposed in a coup d'état
17 February 1964 to 18 February 1964 Revolutionary Committee:
Daniel Mbene Mil
Valère Essone
Jacques Mombo
Daniel Mbo Edou
18 February 1964 to 19 February 1964 Aubame.jpg Jean-Hilaire Aubame, Provisional Prime Minister Mil/UDSG Usurper
19 February 1964 to 27 November 1967 Léon M'ba 1964.jpg Léon M'ba, President BDG 2nd Term; Restored; Died in office
2 December 1967 to 1968 Omar Bongo crop.jpg Albert-Bernard Bongo, President BDG
1968 to 29 September 1973 PDG Changed name to Omar Bongo on conversion to Islam
29 September 1973 to 15 November 2003 Omar Bongo, President Previously Albert-Bernard Bongo
15 November 2003 to 8 June 2009 El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba, President Previously Omar Bongo; Died in office
6 May 2009 to 10 June 2009 Didjob Divungi Di Ndinge, Acting President PDG Acted for Bongo while he was incapacitated in the hospital, Vice President
10 June 2009 to 16 October 2009 Rose Francine Rogombé, Acting President PDG ♀; Succeeded Bongo as the constitutional successor, President of the Senate
16 October 2009 to Present Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of Gabon at the Climate Security Conference in London, 22 March 2012.jpg Ali Bongo Ondimba, President PDG Son of Omar Bongo


PDG Parti Démocratique Gabonais  (Gabonese Democratic Party)  authoritarian, estd. March 1968, former BDG
PGP Parti Gabonais du Progrès  (Gabonese Progress Party) progressive
BDG Bloc Démocratique Gabonais  (Gabonese Democratic Bloc)  from March 1968 PDG
UDSG Union Democratique et Sociale Gabonaise   (Gabonese Social and Democratic Union)
Mil Military
n-p non-partisan
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Last election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 30 August 2009 Gabonese presidential election results
Candidates Party Votes %
Ali Bongo Ondimba Gabonese Democratic Party 141,952 41.73
André Mba Obame Independent 88,026 25.88
Pierre Mamboundou Union of the Gabonese People 85,597 25.22
Zacharie Myboto Gabonese Union for Democracy and Development 13,418 3.94
Casimir Oyé-Mba (withdrew on election day) Independent 3,118 0.92
Pierre-Claver Maganga-Moussavou Social Democratic Party 2,576 0.76
Bruno Ben Moubamba Independent 963 0.28
Bruno Ngoussi Georges Independent 915 0.27
Jules-Aristide Bourdes-Ogouliguende Congress for Democracy and Justice 695 0.20
Albert Ondo Ossa Independent 674 0.20
Yvette Ngwevilo Rekangalt Independent 367 0.11
Ernest Tomo Independent 308 0.09
Victoire Lasseni Duboze Independent 304 0.09
Bienvenu Mauro Nguema Morena Unionist 293 0.09
Luc Bengono Nsi Movement for National Renewal 250 0.07
Marcel Robert Tchoreret Omega Circle 248 0.07
Jean-Guy Kombeny Independent 152 0.04
Bernard Oyama Independent 106 0.03
Sources: Le Monde and gaboneco

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