Gabon: Gabon's President appoints new head of government

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Libreville (AFP) Following the failed military coup in Gabon, President Ali Bongo has appointed a new head of government. He appointed former Minister Julien Nkoghe Bekale as the new Prime Minister by decree, as the General Secretariat of the Presidential Office announced in a video on Saturday night. The previous incumbent, Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet, was accordingly appointed "Mediator of the Republic". Bekale is expected to launch a new Cabinet shortly.

REF: https://www.zeit.de/news/2019-01/12/gabuns-praesident-ernennt-neuen-regierungschef-20190112-doc-1c62wv

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