Kwesi Ahoomey-Zunu

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Kwesi Ahoomey-Zunu
Prime Minister of Togo
In office
23 July 2012 – 10 June 2015
President Faure Gnassingbé
Preceded by Gilbert Houngbo
Succeeded by Komi Sélom Klassou
Personal details
Born (1958-12-01) 1 December 1958 (age 56)
Political party Pan-African Patriotic Convergence (Before 2013)
Union for the Republic (2013–present)

Kwesi Ahoomey-Zunu is a Togolese politician who was Prime Minister of Togo from July 2012 to June 2015. He was previously Minister of Trade from March 2011 to July 2012.

Political career[edit]

Ahoomey-Zunu served as Minister of Territorial Administration and Secretary-General of the Presidency before being appointed as Minister of Trade and the Promotion of the Private Sector in March 2011. He remained in the latter post for over a year; he was then appointed as Prime Minister on 19 July 2012 following the resignation of Prime Minister Gilbert Houngbo.[1] He took office on 23 July 2012.[2]

Following the July 2013 parliamentary election, in which the ruling Union for the Republic (UNIR) won a large majority of seats, Ahoomey-Zunu was reappointed as Prime Minister. A new government headed by Ahoomey-Zunu was appointed on 17 September 2013. The size of the government was reduced from 31 members to 26.[3][4]

Following President Faure Gnassingbé's re-election in the April 2015 presidential election, he appointed Komi Sélom Klassou to succeed Ahoomey-Zunu as Prime Minister on 5 June 2015.[5] Klassou took office on 10 June 2015.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zunu à la Primature", République Togolaise website, 19 July 2012 (French).
  2. ^ "Pas d’autre solution que le dialogue et la concertation", République Togolaise website, 23 July 2012 (French).
  3. ^ "Un nouveau gouvernement au Togo", République Togolaise website, 17 September 2013 (French).
  4. ^ "Togo: un nouveau gouvernement boycotté par l'opposition", AFP, 18 September 2013 (French).
  5. ^ "Klassou quitte l’Assemblée pour la Primature", République Togolaise website, 5 June 2015 (French).
  6. ^ "Le Premier ministre a pris ses fonctions", République Togolaise website, 10 June 2015 (French).
Political offices
Preceded by
Gilbert Houngbo
Prime Minister of Togo
2012–2015
Succeeded by
Komi Sélom Klassou