Jean Eyeghe Ndong

Jean Eyeghe Ndong

Prime Minister of Gabon since 20 January 2006
Date of Birth: 12.02.1946
Country: Gabon

  1. Biography of Jean Eyeghe Ndong
  2. Political Career
  3. Parliamentary Elections
  4. New Government
  5. Personal Life

Biography of Jean Eyeghe Ndong

Jean Eyeghe Ndong is a Gabonese politician and was the Prime Minister of Gabon from January 20, 2006. He was born on February 12, 1946, in Gabon. Eyeghe Ndong is the nephew of former Gabonese President, Léon M'ba.

Jean Eyeghe Ndong

Political Career

In December 1996, Eyeghe Ndong was elected to the National Assembly of Gabon as a candidate from the Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG) in the parliamentary elections. However, he did not serve in the National Assembly until 1999 as he was appointed as the Government Secretary to the Minister of Finance on January 28, 1997. He was later excluded from the government led by Prime Minister Jean-François Ntoutoume Emane.

In 2001, Eyeghe Ndong ran as a candidate from the PDG party for the first position in the second district of Libreville in the parliamentary elections but was defeated by Paul M'ba Abessole, a candidate from the "National Rally of Woodcutters" party. He was then elected as a municipal councilor in the local government in 2002 and subsequently became a Senator.

Under the leadership of Ntoutoume Emane, Eyeghe Ndong was appointed as the Delegate Minister to the Minister of Finance and Budget, where he worked in the field of privatization. On January 20, 2006, Eyeghe Ndong succeeded Ntoutoume Emane as the Prime Minister. A day later, President Omar Bongo was re-elected for another term. In October 2006, Eyeghe Ndong was also appointed as the Vice President of the PDG.

Parliamentary Elections

In the parliamentary elections in December 2006, Eyeghe Ndong competed against M'ba Abessole again for the first position in the second and sixth districts of Libreville. At that time, Eyeghe Ndong held the position of Prime Minister, while M'ba Abessole was the Deputy Prime Minister. This time, Eyeghe Ndong emerged victorious, receiving 66.52% of the votes.

New Government

On January 19, 2007, the government was dissolved following the announcement of the parliamentary election results by the Constitutional Court, as per the Constitution. On January 24, Omar Bongo approached Eyeghe Ndong with an offer to form a new government. The offer was accepted, and the composition of the new government was announced on January 25, with only a few minor changes. The new government, headed by Jean Eyeghe Ndong, was appointed on December 28, 2007, reducing the number of ministers from 50 to 41.

Personal Life

Jean Eyeghe Ndong has been married to Gisèle Eyeghe Ndong since 1971, and they have six children.