Amadou Gon Coulibaly is confirmed dead at the age of 61.
Amadou was best known as a Ivorian politician.
Amadou Gon Coulibaly
Amadou Gon Coulibaly (cropped).jpg
10th Prime Minister of the Ivory Coast
In office
10 January 2017 – 8 July 2020
PresidentAlassane Ouattara
Preceded byDaniel Kablan Duncan
Personal details
Born(1959-02-10)February 10, 1959
Abidjan, French West Africa
(now Ivory Coast)
DiedJuly 8, 2020(2020-07-08) (aged 61)
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Political partyRally of the Republicans
Amadou Gon Coulibaly (10 February 1959 – 8 July 2020) was an Ivorian politician who served as Prime Minister of Côte d'Ivoire from January 2017 to July 2020 and was the ruling party's candidate in the 2020 Ivorian presidential election. He had earlier served as the presidency's secretary general under President Alassane Ouattara from 2011 to 2017.
Contents
1 Career
2 Health and death
3 Other activities
4 References
Career
In the early 1990s, Amadou Gon Coulibaly worked as a technical adviser to Prime Minister Alassane Ouattara. Coulibaly was a member of the National Assembly from 1995 to 2000. He also served as Mayor of Korhogo.
Coulibaly was minister of agriculture from October 2002 to February 2010. After Alassane Ouattara became president, Coulibaly served as secretary general of the presidency from 2011 to January 2017.
President Ouattara appointed Coulibaly as prime minister on 10 January 2017. The composition of his new government was announced on 11 January. It was considered broadly similar to the previous government under Daniel Kablan Duncan, with most of the key ministers retaining their posts. With 28 ministers, it was smaller than the previous government, which had 35. Coulibaly was additionally assigned responsibility for the ministerial portfolio of the budget on 19 July 2017.
At the RDR's Third Ordinary Congress in September 2017, Coulibaly was designated as First Vice-President of the Rally of the Republicans (RDR), the ruling party. When Ouattara dissolved the government amid tensions within the governing coalition in July 2018, Coulibaly was re-appointed to form a new government.
Health and death
Coulibaly underwent heart surgery in 2012. He stayed in France for a prolonged period of time in 2020 to undergo a heart exam and rest, but returned to Ivory Coast on July 2. Days later, he became unwell during a weekly cabinet meeting and was taken to a hospital where he died. He was 61 years old.
Other activities
International Monetary Fund (IMF), ex officio member of the board of governors (since 2017)
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), World Bank Group, ex officio member of the board of governors (since 2017)
World Bank, ex officio member of the board of governors (since 2017)
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