Leaders of the Republic of the Congo
(Congo-Brazzaville)
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Parties: AND: National Alliance for Democracy MCDDI: Congolese Movement for Democracy and Integral Development MNR: National Revolutionary Movement PCT: Congolese Workers' Party RDD: Rally for Democracy and Development UDDIA: Democratic Union for the Defence of African Interests UFD: Union of Democratic Forces UPADS: Pan-African Union for Social Development n/p: non-party


Heads of State
President
15 Aug 1960 - 15 Aug 1963  Fulbert Youlou               (+1972) UDDIA

Provisional Government
15 Aug 1963 - 16 Aug 1963  David Moussaka   +                   military
                           Félix Mouzabakani                    military

President
16 Aug 1963 -  4 Sep 1968  Alphonse Massemba-Débat      (+1977) MNR (1)   

Chairman of the National Council of the Revolution
 4 Sep 1968 -  5 Sep 1968  Marien Ngouabi               (+1977) military  

Head of State
 5 Sep 1968 -  1 Jan 1969  Alfred Raoul                 (+1999) military (acting)        

President
 1 Jan 1969 - 18 Mar 1977  Marien Ngouabi               (+1977) military/PCT (2)     

PCT Military Committe (3)
18 Mar 1977 -  3 Apr 1977   

Head of State
 3 Apr 1977 -  5 Feb 1979  Jacques-Joachim Yhombi-Opango        military/PCT 

Chairman of the Presidium of PCT Central Committee
 5 Feb 1979 -  8 Feb 1979 Jean-Pierre Thystère Tchicaya (+2008) PCT

Presidents     
 8 Feb 1979 - 31 Aug 1992  Denis Sassou-Nguesso                 PCT (4)
31 Aug 1992 - 15 Oct 1997  Pascal Lissouba                      UPADS 
25 Oct 1997 -              Denis Sassou-Nguesso                 PCT (5)

(1) Chairman of the National Council of the Revolution to 19 Dec 1963
(2) Styled Head of State to 3 Jan 1970.
(3) Members of the PCT Military Committee: col. Jacques-Joachim Yhombi-Opango, maj. Denis Sassou-Nguesso, maj. Louis-Sylvain Goma, maj. Jean-Michel Ebaka, maj. Raymond-Damas Ngollo, maj. Martin M'Bia, maj Pascal Bima, capt. François-Xavier Katali, capt. Florent Tsiba, capt. Nicolas Ockongo and lieut. Pierre Anga (+1988).
(4) Styled head of State to 14 Aug 1979.
(5) Denis Sassou-Nguesso was in command of the situation between 15 to 25 Oct 1997. Actually, he did not take office to 14 Aug 2002.

Prime Ministers
Pascal Lissouba                 24 Dec 1963 - 15 Apr 1966         MNR
Ambroise Noumazalaye             6 May 1966 - 12 Jan 1968 (+2007) MNR
Alfred Raoul                     4 Aug 1968 - 30 Dec 1969 (+1999) military
Henri Lopès                     28 Jul 1973 - 18 Dec 1975         PCT
Louis Sylvain-Goma              18 Dec 1975 -  7 Aug 1984         PCT
Ange-Édouard Poungui             7 Aug 1984 -  7 Aug 1989         PCT
Alphonse Poaty-Souchlaty         7 Aug 1989 -  3 Dec 1990         PCT
Pierre Moussa                    3 Dec 1990 -  8 Jan 1991         PCT
Louis Sylvain-Goma               8 Jan 1991 -  8 Jun 1991         PCT
André Milongo                    8 Jun 1991 -  2 Sep 1992 (+2007) n/p
Stéphane Maurice Bongho-Nouarra  2 Sep 1992 -  6 Dec 1992 (+2007) AND
Claude-Antoine Dacosta           6 Dec 1992 - 23 Jun 1993 (+2007)
Jacques-Joachim Yhombi-Opango   23 Jun 1993 - 27 Aug 1996         RDD
Charles David Ganao             27 Aug 1996 -  8 Sep 1997 (+2012) UFD
Bernard Kolélas                  8 Sep 1997 - 15 Oct 1997 (+2009) MCDDI 
Isidore Mvouba                   7 Jan 2005 - 15 Sep 2009         PCT
Clément Mouamba                 23 Apr 2016 -                     n/p   

(Source: Rulers, by Ben Schemmel)

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