Amadou Gon Coulibaly

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Amadou Gon Coulibaly
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10th Prime Minister of the Ivory Coast
Assumed office
10 January 2017
PresidentAlassane Ouattara
Preceded byDaniel Kablan Duncan
Personal details
Born (1959-02-10) 10 February 1959 (age 59)
Abidjan, French West Africa
(now Ivory Coast)
Political partyRally of the Republicans

Amadou Gon Coulibaly (born 10 February 1959) is an Ivorian politician who has been Prime Minister of Côte d'Ivoire since January 2017. He previously served as Secretary General of the Presidency under President Alassane Ouattara from 2011 to 2017.

Career[edit]

In the early 1990s, Amadou Gon Coulibaly worked as a Technical Adviser to Prime Minister Alassane Ouattara.[1] Coulibaly was a member of the National Assembly from 1995 to 2000. He also served as Mayor of Korhogo.

Coulibaly was Minister of Agriculture from October 2002 to February 2010. After Alassane Ouattara became President, Coulibaly served as Secretary General of the Presidency from 2011 to January 2017.[1]

President Ouattara appointed Coulibaly as Prime Minister on 10 January 2017.[2] The composition of his new government was announced on 11 January. It was considered broadly similar to the previous government under Daniel Kablan Duncan, with most of the key ministers retaining their posts. With 28 ministers, it was smaller than the previous government, which had 35.[3] Coulibaly was additionally assigned responsibility for the ministerial portfolio of the budget on 19 July 2017.[4]

At the RDR's Third Ordinary Congress in September 2017, Coulibaly was designated as First Vice-President of the Rally of the Republicans (RDR), the ruling party.[5] When Ouattara dissolved the government amid tensions within the governing coalition in July 2018, Coulibaly was re-appointed to form a new government.[6]

Other activities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Côte d'Ivoire: Amadou Gon Coulibaly nommé nouveau Premier ministre", Radio France Internationale, 10 January 2017 (in French).
  2. ^ "Ivory Coast's Ouattara names close ally as new vice-president". Reuters. 10 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Ivory Coast's Ouattara names new government with few changes", Reuters, 11 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Ivory Coast reshuffles cabinet, replaces key ministers", Reuters, 19 July 2017.
  5. ^ Anna Sylvestre-Treiner, "Côte d’Ivoire : Alassane Ouattara choisit Henriette Dagri Diabaté pour présider son parti", Jeune Afrique, 10 September 2017 (in French).
  6. ^ Loucoumane Coulibaly (July 4, 2018), Ivory Coast's Ouattara dissolves government amid coalition infighting Reuters.
  7. ^ Members International Monetary Fund (IMF).
  8. ^ Board of Governors Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), World Bank Group.
  9. ^ Board of Governors World Bank.
Political offices
Preceded by
Daniel Kablan Duncan
Prime Minister of the Ivory Coast
2017–present
Incumbent