People's Republic of the Congo

The People's Republic of the Congo (French: République populaire du Congo) was a Marxist–Leninist one-party socialist state that was established in 1969[2] in the Republic of the Congo. Led by the Congolese Party of Labour (French: Parti congolais du travail, PCT), it existed until 1991 when, following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the country's earlier name was restored and André Milongo was named transitional prime minister.

People's Republic of the Congo
République populaire du Congo (French)
Motto: "Travail, Démocratie, Paix"[1] (French)
"Work, Democracy, Peace"
Anthem: Les Trois Glorieuses
Common languagesFrench
GovernmentUnitary Marxist–Leninist one-party socialist republic (until 1991)
Head of State 
Marien Ngouabi
Joachim Yhombi-Opango
Denis Sassou-Nguesso
Prime Minister 
Henri Lopès (first)
André Milongo (last)
Historical eraCold War
31 December 1969
CurrencyCFA franc (XAF)
Calling code242
ISO 3166 codeCG
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
Today part ofRepublic of the Congo