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Gabon: Rose Christian Ossouka Raponda named first-ever feminine VP

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Gabon’s president Ali Bongo Odimba named Monday (Jan. 09) the nation’s first feminine vice-president.

Rose Christian Ossouka Raponda served till this nomination as Prime Minister.

The 59-year-old is a former mayor of the capital Libreville and Minister of Defence. 

She fills an workplace that has been vacant since 2019 making historical past for a second time. Certainly, in July 2020, she turned the nation’s first feminine Prime Minister.

The VP’s position is to “help” the pinnacle of state and the particular person serving as vice-president has no interim position within the occasion of an influence vacuum.

Alain-Claude Bilie-By-Nze is now the brand new Premier.

The president named a politician who has since 2006, held a number of ministerial portfolios. He is now tasked with forming a brand new authorities.

Gabon is likely one of the African nations gearing up in the direction of presidential elections this 12 months.

In August thousands and thousands of voters will head to the polls.

The ruling get together, the Gabonese Democratic Celebration (PDG) held a congress late final 12 months with requires the Head of State to hunt a third time period.