Élie Doté

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Élie Doté
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Prime Minister of the Central African Republic
In office
13 June 2005–22 January 2008
President François Bozizé
Preceded by Célestin Gaombalet
Succeeded by Faustin-Archange Touadéra
Personal details
Born 9 July 1948
Bangui, Central African Republic
Political party Independent

Élie Doté (born 9 July 1948) was Prime Minister of the Central African Republic from June 2005 to January 2008.


Born in Bangui, Doté has a doctorate degree in rural economy and worked at the Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Ministry from 1974 to 1980 before becoming an expert at the African Development Bank (ADB).

At the ADB, he held various portfolios within the agro-economic field. His last post was that of chief of agriculture and rural development since 1 August 2001.

His appointment as Prime Minister by President François Bozizé on 13 June 2005, following a presidential and parliamentary election, was considered surprising; Doté, who had previously been working outside the country in Tunis for the ADB, was at the time largely unknown in CAR.[1] In a cabinet reshuffle in early September 2006, Doté became finance minister in addition to his post as prime minister.[2]

On 17 January 2008, after a civil service strike began early in the month, demanding that the government pay wage arrears, a majority of deputies in the National Assembly filed a censure motion against Doté's government, and the motion was to be considered on 19 January. On 18 January 2008, it was announced that Doté and his government had resigned and Bozizé had accepted the resignation.[3] His successor, university rector Faustin-Archange Touadéra, was appointed by Bozizé on 22 January 200].[4]

Doté is married and the father of six children.


  1. ^ "Centrafrique: Elie Doté nommé Premier ministre", Xinhua, 14 June 2005 (French).
  2. ^ "Nouveau gouvernement", fodem.org, 3 September 2006 (French).
  3. ^ "Centrafrique: démission du gouvernement d'Elie Doté", AFP (Jeuneafrique.com), 18 January 2008 (French).
  4. ^ "Centrafrique: le recteur de l'université de Bangui nommé Premier ministre", AFP (Jeuneafrique.com), 22 January 2008 (French).
Political offices
Preceded by
Célestin Gaombalet
Prime Minister of the Central African Republic
Succeeded by
Faustin-Archange Touadéra