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Vice President of Gabon

Vice President of the
Gabonese Republic
Appointer President of Gabon
Formation February 1961
First holder Paul-Marie Yembit
Final holder Didjob Divungi Di Ndinge
Abolished October 2009
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Vice President of Gabon was a political position in Gabon from 1961 to 1975 and from 1997 to 2009.

History of the office

Changes in the Constitution of 1966 made Vice President an automatic successor of President in case of a vacancy.[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 functions were given to Prime Minister.[2]

The position of Vice President was restored in 1997 as a position appointed by the President of Gabon. 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]

Vice Presidents of Gabon

      Gabonese Democratic Bloc (BDG) / Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG)
Portrait Name
Term of Office Party
1 Paul-Marie Yembit
February 1961 November 1966 BDG
2 Omar Bongo Ondimba
November 1966 November 1967 BDG
3 Léon Mébiame
1968 April 1975 PDG
Post abolished (April 1975 – May 1997)
4 Didjob Divungi Di Ndinge
May 1997 October 2009 PDG
Post abolished (October 2009 – Present)


  1. ^ US Department of State
  2. ^ US Department of State
  3. ^ US Department of State
  4. ^ Africa News Update
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