Anicet-Georges Dologuélé

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Anicet-Georges Dologuélé
Prime Minister of the Central African Republic
In office
4 January 1999 – 1 April 2001
President Ange-Félix Patassé
Preceded by Michel Gbezera-Bria
Succeeded by Martin Ziguélé
Personal details
Born (1957-04-17) 17 April 1957 (age 60)
Political party Union for Central African Renewal (2013–present)
Alma mater University of Bangui
University of Bordeaux

Anicet-Georges Dologuélé (born 17 April 1957) is a Central African politician who was Prime Minister of the Central African Republic from 4 January 1999 to 1 April 2001. Subsequently he was President of the Development Bank of Central African States (BDEAC) from 2001 to 2010.

Life and career[edit]

Dologuélé was Minister of Finance and the Budget in the government of Prime Minister Michel Gbezera-Bria[1] and subsequently served as Prime Minister from 1999 to 2001. As Prime Minister, Dologuélé, who not a member of the ruling Movement for the Liberation of the Central African People (MLPC), faced hostility from the party; on 1 April 2001, he was dismissed by President Ange-Félix Patassé and replaced by Martin Ziguélé. Dologuélé criticized this decision as putting political considerations ahead of "good management".[2]

Dologuélé was appointed to head the BDEAC, remaining in that post for over eight years; he was eventually replaced by Mickaël Adandé from Gabon in January 2010.[3]

In October 2013, Dologuélé founded a political party, the Union for Central African Renewal (URCA). He also planned to stand as a candidate in the next presidential election.[4] As campaigning began for the election, which was eventually scheduled for 27 December 2015, Dologuélé presented himself as a candidate of peace and inclusion. He declared that he had "never held a weapon" and said that the ousted and exiled former President François Bozizé, who was barred from standing in the election, would be able to play some unspecified role in national affairs. Bozizé's Kwa Na Kwa party threw its support behind Dologuélé.[5] While some thirty candidates stepped forward, only Dologuélé and Faustin-Archange Touadéra qualified for the runoff on 14 February 2016. He was beaten by Touadéra in the second round, by 62 percent to 37 percent.[6] Although Dologuélé alleged fraud, he nevertheless stated that "for the sake of peace" he accepted the official results, would not appeal, and "recognize[d] Faustin-Archange Touadéra as the leader of all Central Africans".[7]

In the February–March 2016 parliamentary election, Dologuélé was elected to the National Assembly as the URCA candidate in the first constituency of Bocaranga, winning in the second round with 75.33% of the vote.[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Le gouvernement de Centrafrique du 18 février 1997". Afrique Express (in French). Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Que va faire Dologuélé ?"". Jeune Afrique (in French). 10 April 2001. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  3. ^ Meyer, Jean-Michel (1 February 2010). "BDEAC : Anicet-Georges Dologuéle, victime collatérale". Jeune Afrique (in French). Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "RCA : naissance d'un nouveau parti de l'opposition". Radio France Internationale (in French). 26 October 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Campaign takes off in C. Africa as 30 vie for president". Yahoo! News. 22 December 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  6. ^ Bradshaw & Fandos-Rius 2016, p. 49.
  7. ^ Dembassa-Kette, Crispin (20 February 2016). "Ex-PM Touadera wins Central African Republic presidential vote". Yahoo! News. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  8. ^ "Législatives 2eme tour - Résultats provisoires circonscription(s)" (in French). National Elections Authority. 5 April 2016. p. 9. Retrieved 2 November 2016. .

References[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Michel Gbezera-Bria
Prime Minister of the Central African Republic
1999–2001
Succeeded by
Martin Ziguélé