Republic of Congo President Sassou Nguesso wins election

The longtime president of the Republic of Congo, Sassou Nguesso is set for another five-year term after getting over 88% of the vote. The election day was marred by the death of his main opponent, Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas.

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The African leader is one of the world’s longest-serving presidents, earning him the nickname “emperor.”He has led Congo for a total of 36 years. The former paratrooper first became president in 1979 and remained in power for three consecutive terms.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Republic of Congo Capital: Brazzaville;
  • Republic of Congo Currency: franc.

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