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Daniel Kablan Duncan

Prime Minister, Cote d'Ivoire

Daniel Kablan DUNCAN is an Ivorian statesman. Kablan DUNCAN began his professional life as a state employee at the ministry of Economy and Finance. He was appointed Assistant Director of Interventions and Foreign Economic Relations from 1970 to 1073.

In 1990, from July to November, he was called in to be appointed Minister of Economy and Finance in the Government of Côte d’Ivoire.

From November 1990 to December 1993 he was appointed Minister of Economy, Finance, Budget, Planning, Trade and Industry reporting to the Prime Minister. He was one of the major actors of the stabilization of the country following the acute economic crisis of the 1980s.

In December, when President Henri Konan BEDIE took office he appointed Kablan DUNCAN Prime Minister. He held the office until the coup d’état on December 23rd, 1999. During his office, he successfully managed the devaluation of the CFA franc that occurred in January 1994 by minimizing its side social effects and also by working out and implementing a successful program for the recovery of the Ivorian economy.

On June 1st, 2011, after President Alassane OUATTARA solemnly took office out of the post-election crisis, Kablan DUNCAN was appointed Senior Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs.

On November 21st, 2012, he was once more appointed Prime Minister of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire; so far he has been holding this office cumulatively with the charge of Minister of Economy, Finance and Budget.