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Jean-François Ntoutoume Emane
Jean-François Ntoutoume Emane

Gabon

Jean-François Ntoutoume Emane born October 6, 1939 was Prime Minister of Gabon . He is a Vice-President of the ruling Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG), and since 2008 he has been Mayor of Libreville.


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Created: 27th Jun 2008
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Professional Information
Position:
Premier Ministre
Working primarily in:
Gabon

Description of Work:
Ntoutoume Emane is a member of the Fang ethnic group from Estuaire Province. After working at the Ministry of Finance, Ntoutoume Emane was named personal advisor to President Omar Bongo in 1976. He then served in the government as Minister of Civil and Commercial Aviation from 1977 to 1984 and as Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs from 1984 to 1987. In 1990, he was elected to the National Assembly, defeating opposition leader Paul M'ba Abessole in Lalala. He led negotiations with the opposition in 1994 that resulted in the Paris Accords, and he was chosen as Prime Minister after serving as the campaign manager for President Omar Bongo during his successful 1998 re-election campaign. After seven years in office, he was replaced as Prime Minister by
Jean Eyeghe Ndong after Bongo was sworn in for another term in January 2006.

He won a seat in the December 2006 parliamentary election, but on 31 March 2007 his victory was annulled by the Constitutional Court due to irregularities. New elections for his seat and others with invalidated results were planned, but Ntoutoume Emane decided not to participate in the re-vote, and Gisele Akoghé took his place as the PDG candidate.

In the April 2008 local elections, Ntoutoume Emane headed the PDG list in the 5th arrondissement of Libreville, the capital. In the 5th arrondissement the PDG achieved its best result in Libreville, with 12 out of 16 councillors; however, the party fell short of an overall majority in the city with 42 out of 98 councillors. Ntoutoume Emane was presented by the PDG as its candidate for Mayor of Libreville, and on May 23 he was elected unopposed as Mayor for a five year term. He received 84 votes; the remaining 14 votes were invalid.
Biographical Information
Jean-François Ntoutoume Emane
(At a Glance)
Date of Birth: Oct/6/1939
Gender: male
Interests: Politique, Economie, Sport, Art
Place of Origin: Gabon




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