Taban Deng Gai

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Taban Deng Gai
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2nd First Vice President of South Sudan
Assumed office
23 July 2016
Preceded byRiek Machar
Personal details
NationalitySouth Sudanese

Taban Deng Gai is a South Sudanese politician that has been the second First Vice President of South Sudan since 23 July 2016. He was mining minister before being appointed as acting first vice president.[1] He has served as governor of Unity State since 30 September 2005.[2]

In the April 2010 elections the state electoral body announced that Taban Deng Gai won by 137,662 votes, beating runner-up Angelina Teny who won 63,561 votes.[3]


  1. ^ AfricaNews (23 July 2016). "South Sudanese minister replaces 'missing' Riek Machar as vice president - Africanews". Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Unity State governor Taban Deng Gai". Yahoo! News. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Angelina Teny says will not accept "rigged" and "untrue" election results". Sudan Tribune. April 25, 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-23.