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Ali Bongo Ondimba
|President of Gabon|
16 October 2009
|Prime Minister||Paul Biyoghé Mba
Raymond Ndong Sima
Daniel Ona Ondo
|Preceded by||Rose Francine Rogombé (Acting)
|Born||9 February 1959
Brazzaville, French Equatorial Africa (now Congo-Brazzaville)
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Pantheon-Sorbonne University|
Ondimba's father Omar Bongo was the first President of an independent Gabon, and he took over from his father when the elder Bongo died in 2009. Bongo was involved in his father's government. When he took over as president, he promised to reduce the size of government to save money. Bongo has been criticized both being undemocratic and for profiting from Gabon's oil wealth while the Gabonese people remain poor. In response to this in 2015, Bongo announced he would donate his the money he recieved from his father to charity.
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