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  • Name: Omar Bongo
  • Born: 12/30/1935
  • Died: 06/08/2009 (73 years old)

El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba (born Albert-Bernard Bongo; 30 December 1935 – 8 June 2009) was a Gabonese politician who was President of Gabon for 42 years, from 1967 until his death in 2009. Omar Bongo was promoted to key positions as a young official under Gabon’s first President Léon M’ba in the 1960s, before being elected Vice-President in his own right in 1966. In 1967, he succeeded M’ba to become the second Gabon President, upon the latter’s death.

Birth Name: Albert-Bernard Bongo

Alias: Albert-Bernard Bongo

Party: Democratic Party

Birth Place: Lewai, French Equatorial Africa (now Bongoville, Gabon)

Death Place: Barcelona, Spain

Source: Wikipedia

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