Julien Nkoghe Bekale

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Julien Nkoghe Bekale
11th Prime Minister of Gabon
Assumed office
12 January 2019
PresidentAli Bongo Ondimba
Preceded byEmmanuel Issoze-Ngondet
Personal details
Born (1958-08-23) August 23, 1958 (age 60)[citation needed]
Libreville, French Equatorial Africa (present day Gabon)
Political partyGabonese Democratic Party

Julien Nkoghe Bekale (born 23 August 1958[citation needed]) is a Gabonese politician who is currently the prime minister of Gabon. In the aftermath of the 2019 Gabonese coup d'état attempt, he was appointed prime minister by president Ali Bongo Ondimba[1] on 12 January 2019.

Political career[edit]

Bekale is a member of the Gabonese Democratic Party. He has served ministerial positions under both Ali Bongo and Omar Bongo, such as minister for oil, gas, and hydrocarbons[2] in 2009 and for transport and equipment in 2011.[3][4]

Prime Minister of Gabon[edit]

After taking office as prime minister, Bekale has named Emmanuel Norbert Tony Ondo Mba as the new energy minister, but did not make other changes to the government.[5] He made the announcement naming his complete government on 12 January 2019 in Rabat, Morocco.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gabon: Julien Nkoghe Bekale becomes the new Prime Minister". January 12, 2019. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  2. ^ "Gabon names new Prime Minister as Bongo seeks return to stability". January 12, 2019. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  3. ^ Ondo, Albertine (January 12, 2019). "Portrait de Julien Nkoghe Bekalé, le nouveau ministre premier ministre du Gabon". Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  4. ^ Mpiga, Herve (May 15, 2018). "[Série] Portrait de Julien Nkoghe Bekale, le nouveau ministre des PME et de l'Artisanat, un secteur crucial pour la création d'emplois au Gabon". Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  5. ^ de Bassompierre, Leanne; Mbog Batassi, Eric (January 13, 2019). "Gabon's New Prime Minister Forms Government After Coup Attempt". Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  6. ^ "Gabon : L'équipe complète du gouvernement Julien Nkoghé Békalé". January 13, 2019. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
Political offices
Preceded by
Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet
Prime Minister of Gabon
2019–present
Incumbent