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Denis Sassou Nguesso

Congo President to seek re-election after 36 years at the helm-Africasneews

The President of the Republic of Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso has led the country for 36 years.   –   By Africanews and AFP   Congo politics The president of the Republic of Congo, Denis Sassou Nguesso, who is one of the world’s longest-serving leaders, will seek a fourth term in elections due next March, the country’s ruling coalition said on Thursday. The 77-year-old has led the central African country, also called Congo-Brazzaville for a total of 36 years since he first became president in 1979. His bid to run for the top job comes after nominations by the 17 parties that make up his presidential majority. “The presidential majority believes that of all its leaders, it is President Sassou Nguesso who holds all the trump cards,” said Pierre Moussa, acting...