|Name||Rose Francine Rogombé|
Lambaréné, , Gabon
|| September 20, 1942
|Died||April 10, 2015
|Last Modifed||Juan Croniqueur|
Dec 04, 2015 01:45am
|Info||Rose Francine Rogombé (née Etomba) (born 1943?) is a Gabonese politician, currently serving as President of the Senate of Gabon and interim President of Gabon. |
After studying in France, Rogombé worked as a magistrate in Gabon. She also served in the government as Secretary of State for the Advancement of Women and Human Rights during the 1980s. In 2007, she received a theology degree.
In the April 2008 local elections, Rogombé was elected as a municipal councillor in Lambaréné; she was subsequently elected as a Senator from Lambaréné in the January 2009 Senate election. Following the latter election, she was elected as President of the Senate on 16 February 2009, receiving the support of 90 of the 99 Senators who voted.
As President of the Senate, Rogombé is the constitutionally designated successor to the Presidency of the Republic in the event of a vacancy in the latter office; if this occurred, she would serve only in an interim capacity prior to the holding of a new presidential election, in which she would not be allowed to run. Upon the death of President Omar Bongo on June 8, 2009, she became interim President.