List of presidents of the Republic of the Congo

President of the
Republic of the Congo
Coat of arms of the Republic of the Congo.svg
Denis Sassou Nguesso 2014.png
Incumbent
Denis Sassou Nguesso

since 25 October 1997
Residence Presidential Palace, Brazzaville[1]
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder Fulbert Youlou
Formation 15 August 1960
Salary 108,400 USD annually[2]
Website Official Website

This is a list of presidents of the Republic of the Congo since the formation of the post of president in 1960, to the present day.

A total of six people have served as President of the Republic of the Congo (not counting one acting/interim head of state and two collective presidencies). Additionally, one person, Denis Sassou Nguesso, has served on two non-consecutive occasions.

Key

Political parties
Other factions
Status
  •   Denotes Acting/Interim Head of State

List

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Elected Term of office Political affiliation Prime Minister(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
Republic of the Congo
1 Fulbert Youlou (cropped).JPG Fulbert Youlou
(1917–1972)
1961 15 August 1960 15 August 1963
(deposed.)
3 years, 0 days UDDIA Position not established
2 Alphonse Massamba-Debat.png Alphonse Massamba-Débat
(1921–1977)[a]
1963 16 August 1963 4 September 1968
(deposed.)
5 years, 19 days MNR Himself
Lissouba
Noumazalaye
Raoul
Alfred R. Aoul2.png Alfred Raoul
(1930–1999)
5 September 1968 1 January 1969 118 days Military Himself
3 Congo 1972 (cropped).jpg Marien Ngouabi
(1938–1977)
1 January 1969 3 January 1970 1 year, 2 days Military / PCT Position abolished
People's Republic of the Congo
(3) Congo 1972 (cropped).jpg Marien Ngouabi
(1938–1977)
1974[3] 3 January 1970 18 March 1977
(assassinated.)
7 years, 74 days Military / PCT Lopes
Goma
Roundel of Congo 1970.svg Military Committee of the PCT
Chairman:
Joachim Yhombi-Opango
18 March 1977 3 April 1977 16 days Military / PCT Goma
4 No image.png Joachim Yhombi-Opango
(1939–)
3 April 1977 5 February 1979
(resigned.)
1 year, 308 days Military / PCT Goma
Roundel of Congo 1970.svg Presidium of the Central Committee of the PCT
Chairman:
Jean-Pierre Thystère Tchicaya
5 February 1979 8 February 1979 3 days PCT Goma
5 Denis Sassou Nguesso 1986 cropped.jpg Denis Sassou Nguesso
(1943–)
1979[3][4]
1984[3][5]
1989[3][6]
8 February 1979 15 March 1992 13 years, 36 days Military / PCT Goma
Poungui
Poaty-Souchlaty
Moussa
Goma
Milongo
Republic of the Congo
(5) Denis Sassou Nguesso 1986 cropped.jpg Denis Sassou Nguesso
(1943–)
15 March 1992 31 August 1992 169 days Military / PCT Milongo
6 No image.png Pascal Lissouba
(1931–)
1992 31 August 1992 25 October 1997
(deposed.)
5 years, 55 days UPADS Milongo
Bongho-Nouarra
Dacosta
Yhombi-Opango
Ganao
Kolélas
(5) Denis Sassou Nguesso 2014.png Denis Sassou Nguesso
(1943–)
2002
2009
2016
25 October 1997 Incumbent 22 years, 121 days PCT Mvouba
Mouamba

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