Taban Deng Gai

Taban Deng Gai
2nd First Vice President of South Sudan
Assumed office
23 July 2016
Preceded by Riek Machar
Personal details
Nationality South Sudanese

Taban Deng Gai is a South Sudanese politician was has been the second First Vice President of South Sudan since 23 July 2016. He was mining minister before being appointed as acting first vice president.[1] He has served as governor of Unity State since 30 September 2005.[2]

In the April 2010 elections the state electoral body announced that Taban Deng Gai won by 137,662 votes, beating runner-up Angelina Teny who won 63,561 votes.[3]


  1. AfricaNews (23 July 2016). "South Sudanese minister replaces 'missing' Riek Machar as vice president - Africanews". Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  2. "Unity State governor Taban Deng Gai". Yahoo! News. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
  3. "Angelina Teny says will not accept "rigged" and "untrue" election results". Sudan Tribune. April 25, 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-23.

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