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Denis Sassou Nguesso
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President of the Republic of the Congo
Assumed office
25 October 1997
Prime Minister Isidore Mvouba
Preceded by Pascal Lissouba
In office
8 February 1979 – 31 August 1992
Prime Minister Louis Sylvain Goma
Ange Édouard Poungui
Alphonse Poaty-Souchlaty
Pierre Moussa
Louis Sylvain Goma
André Milongo
Preceded by Jean-Pierre Thystère Tchicaya (Acting)
Succeeded by Pascal Lissouba
Personal details
Born 23 November 1943 (1943-11-23) (age 77)
Edou, French Equatorial Africa
(now Congo-Brazzaville)
Political party Congolese Party of Labour
Spouse(s) Antoinette Sassou Nguesso

Denis Sassou Nguesso (born 23 November 1943) is a Congolese politician. He became the President of the Republic of the Congo since 1997. He was also President of the Republic of the Congo from 1979 to 1992.


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