Laurent Gbagbo

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Laurent Gbagbo
4th President of Côte d'Ivoire
In office
26 October 2000 – 11 April 2011[note 1]
Prime MinisterSeydou Diarra
Pascal Affi N'Guessan
Seydou Diarra
Charles Konan Banny
Guillaume Soro
Gilbert Aké
Preceded byRobert Guéï
Succeeded byAlassane Ouattara
Personal details
Koudou Laurent Gbagbo

(1945-05-31) 31 May 1945 (age 78)
Gagnoa, French West Africa
Political partyIvorian Popular Front
Spouse(s)Simone Gbagbo
Alma materParis Diderot University
WebsiteOfficial website

Koudou Laurent Gbagbo[note 2][1] (Gagnoa Bété: Gbagbo [ɡ͡baɡ͡bo]; French pronunciation: ​[loʁɑ̃ baɡbo]; born 31 May 1945) is an Ivorian politician who was the President of Côte d'Ivoire from 2000 until his arrest in April 2011.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. The presidency was disputed between Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara from 4 December 2010 to 11 April 2011, at which time Gbagbo was arrested by UN forces.
  2. English pronunciations vary, with /ˈbæɡb/ common. In Bete and other Ivorian languages, the g and b are pronounced simultaneously, as IPA: [ɡ͡baɡ͡bo].

References[change | change source]

  1. "Qui est Laurent Gbagbo ?" Archived 2 August 2008 at the Wayback Machine, FPI website (in French).