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)
1969–1992
Motto: "Travail, Démocratie, Paix"[1] (French)
"Work, Democracy, Peace"
Anthem: Les Trois Glorieuses
CapitalBrazzaville
Common languagesFrench
GovernmentUnitary Marxist–Leninist one-party socialist republic (until 1991)
Head of State 
 1970–1977
Marien Ngouabi
 1977–1979
Joachim Yhombi-Opango
 1979–1992
Denis Sassou-Nguesso
Prime Minister 
 1973–1975
Henri Lopès (first)
 1991–1992
André Milongo (last)
Historical eraCold War
 Established
31 December 1969
 Disestablished
1992
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