Vice President of Gabon

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Vice President of the
Gabonese Republic
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Appointer President of Gabon
Formation February 1961
First holder Paul-Marie Yembit
Final holder Pierre-Claver Maganga Moussavou
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Vice President of Gabon is a political position in Gabon. It existed from 1961 to 1975 and from 1997 to 2009, and since 2017 the post has been held by Pierre-Claver Maganga Moussavou.

History of the office[edit]

Original office[edit]

Changes in the Constitution of 1966 made the Vice President the automatic successor of the President in case of a vacancy in the latter office.[1] Albert-Bernard Bongo was appointed as Vice President in 1966 with the expectation that he would constitutionally succeed the ailing President Leon M'ba, and he did so following M'ba's death in November 1967. In April 1975 the position of Vice President was abolished and its functions were given to the Prime Minister.[2]

Restored office[edit]

The position of Vice President was restored in 1997 as a position appointed by the President of Gabon. The Vice President acted as the President's deputy, but was not the constitutional successor of the President in the event of a vacancy in the latter office. President Ali Bongo Ondimba abolished the office in October 2009.[3]

Key[edit]

Political parties

Vice Presidents of Gabon[edit]

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Noimage.png Paul-Marie Yembit
(1917–1979)
February 1961 November 1966 N/A BDG
2 Omar Bongo crop.jpg Omar Bongo Ondimba
(1935–2009)[4]
November 1966 November 1967 N/A BDG
3 Noimage.png Léon Mébiame
(1934–2015)
1968 April 1975 N/A PDG
Post abolished (April 1975–May 1997)
4 Noimage.png Didjob Divungi Di Ndinge
(1946–)
May 1997 October 2009 N/A ADERE
Post abolished (October 2009–present)
5 Noimage.png Pierre-Claver Maganga Moussavou
(1952–)
August 2017 present N/A PSD

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