Pascal Lissouba

First President of the Republic of the Congo

Pascal Lissouba (November 15, 1931 – August 24, 2020) was a Congolese politician. He was the first democratically elected President of the Republic of the Congo from August 31, 1992 to October 15, 1997.[1] He was overthrown by the current President Denis Sassou Nguesso in the 1997 civil war.

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Lissouba died on August 24, 2020 in Perpignan, France from problems caused by Alzheimer's disease at the age of 88.[2]


  1. "Pascal Lissouba, le président sortant" (in French). Humanité. 9 June 1997.
  2. Former Congolese President Pascal Lissouba passed away at 88 in France