Michel Gbezera-Bria

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Michel Gbezera-Bria
Prime Minister of the Central African Republic
In office
30 January 1997 – 4 January 1999
President Ange-Felix Patasse
Preceded by Jean-Paul Ngoupandé
Succeeded by Anicet-Georges Dologuélé
Personal details
Born 1946 (age 69–70)
Bossangoa, Ubangi-Shari (now Bossangoa, Central African Republic)

Michel Gbezera-Bria (born 1946) is a Central African politician who was Prime Minister of the Central African Republic[1] from 1997 to 1999.

Early life[edit]

Gbezera-Bria was born in Bossangoa and is a member of the Baya ethnic group.

Political career[edit]

He was ambassador to several countries during the 1960s and 1970s. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Central African government from 1988 to 1990 and private secretary to President Ange-Felix Patasse from 1995 to 1996. Subsequently he was Minister of Foreign Affairs again from 6 June 1996 to 18 February 1997 and Prime Minister from 30 January 1997 to 4 January 1999. He was named Prime Minister as part of a national unity government following a mutiny.


  1. ^ Karatnycky, Adrian (1998). Freedom in the World: The Annual Survey of Political Rights & Civil Liberties 1997-1998. Transaction Publishers. p. 184. ISBN 978-0-7658-0476-1. Retrieved 11 November 2010. 
Preceded by
Jean-Paul Ngoupandé
Prime Minister of the Central African Republic
Succeeded by
Anicet Georges Dologuélé