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For the two decades preceding the Republic of the Congo's 1991 National Conference, the country was firmly in the socialist camp, allied principally with the Soviet Union and other Eastern bloc nations. The Republic of the Congo (République du Congo Kongo: Repubilika ya Kongo; Lingala: Republiki ya Kongó) also known as Congo-Brazzaville Politics of the Republic of the Congo takes place in a framework of a presidential Republic, whereby the President is both Head of state and Latest election List of Heads of State of the Republic of the Congo ( Congo-Brazzaville) (Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation Denis Sassou Nguesso (born 1943 has been the President of the Republic of the Congo since 1997 he was previously President from 1979 to 1992 List of Heads of Government of the Republic of the Congo ( Congo-Brazzaville) (Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office Isidore Mvouba (born 1954 is a Congolese political figure who has been the Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo since January 7 2005. The Parliament of the Republic of Congo consists of two chambers The Senate ( Upper Chamber) The National The Parliament of the Republic of Congo ( Parlement) has two chambers. The Parliament of the Republic of Congo ( Parlement) has two chambers. See Political party for a more comprehensive discussion The Republic of Congo (Brazzaville is a One party dominant state with the The Republic of Congo elects on national level a Head of state - the President - and a Legislature. A parliamentary election was held in the Republic of the Congo on 24 June 2007, with a second round initially planned for 22 July 2007 |||}The Republic of the Congo is divided into ten Regions ( régions, singular région) (capitals in parentheses Bouenza ( |||}The Regions of the Republic of the Congo are divided into 46 districts Information on politics by country is available for every Country, including both De jure and De facto independent The Republic of the Congo (République du Congo Kongo: Repubilika ya Kongo; Lingala: Republiki ya Kongó) also known as Congo-Brazzaville The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991 Educational, economic, and foreign aid links between Congo and its Eastern bloc allies were extensive, with the Congolese military and security forces receiving significant Soviet, East German, and Cuban assistance. The German Democratic Republic ( GDR; Deutsche Demokratische Republik DDR; commonly known in English as East Germany) was a Socialist state The Republic of Cuba (ˈkjuːbə or) consists of the island of Cuba (the largest and second-most populous island of the Greater Antilles) Isla de la
France, the former power, maintained a continuing but somewhat subdued relationship with Congo, offering a variety of cultural, educational, and economic assistance. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. The principal element in the French-Congolese relationship was the highly successful oil sector investment of the French petroleum parastatal Elf Aquitaine, which entered the Congo in 1968 and has continued to grow since then. Elf Aquitaine was a French Oil company which merged with TotalFina to form TotalFinaElf. Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
After the worldwide collapse of communism and Congo's adoption of multi-party democracy in 1991, Congo's bilateral relations with its former socialist allies have become relatively less important. The Soviet Union 's collapse into independent nations began early in 1985 Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. France is now by far Congo's principal external partner, contributing significant amounts of economic assistance, while playing a highly influential role.
Congo-Brazzaville is also a member of the International Criminal Court with a Bilateral Immunity Agreement of protection for the US-military (as covered under Article 98). The International Criminal Court ( ICC or ICCt) was established in 2002 as a permanent tribunal to prosecute individuals for Genocide, crimes against The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (often referred to as the International Criminal Court Statute or the Rome Statute) is the Treaty
Membership in international organizations includes the United Nations, Organization of African Unity, African Development Bank, GATT, Economic Commission for Central African States, Central African Customs and Economic Union, International Coffee Organization, Union of Central African States, INTELSAT, International Criminal Police Organization - Interpol, Non-Aligned Movement, and Group of 77. The United Nations ( UN) is an International organization whose stated aims are to facilitate cooperation in International law, International security The Organisation of African Unity ( OAU) or Organisation de l'Unité Africaine ( OUA) was established on 25 May 1963. The African Development Bank ( ADB) is a development bank established in 1964 with the intention of promoting economic and social development in Africa. The 'General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade' (typically abbreviated 'GATT' was the outcome of the failure of negotiating governments to create the International Trade Organization (ITO The Customs and Economic Union of Central Africa (or UDEAC from its name in French, Union Douanière et Économique de l’Afrique Centrale) established International Coffee Organization (ICO (established 1963 in London) was initiated in collaboration with UN to enhance cooperation between nations that Intelsat Ltd is the world’s largest commercial Satellite communications services provider The International Criminal Police Organization, better known by its telegraphic address Interpol is an organization facilitating international police cooperation The Non-Aligned Movement ( NAM) is an International organization of states considering themselves not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc The Group of 77 at the United Nations is a loose coalition of Developing nations designed to promote its members' collective Economic interests and create
Disputes - international: most of the Congo river boundary with the Democratic Republic of the Congo is indefinite (no agreement has been reached on the division of the river or its islands, except in the Pool Malebo (Stanley Pool) area). The Congo River (for a time known as the Zaire River) is the largest River in Western Central Africa. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (République démocratique du Congo often referred to as DR Congo, DRC or RDC, and formerly known or referred to runs just before the Livingstone falls The Pool Malebo (formerly Stanley Pool, also known as Malebo Pool, or Lake Nkunda by local indigenous people