53 Years Later: A Look at Congo Since Independence
Socialism Sets Sail
As Youlou’s successor, President Massamba-Debat appointed Pascal Lissouba as Prime Minister, established the National Revolutionary Movement and adopted a socialist route to economic development. He was ousted in 1968 in a coup headed by another socialist, Marien Ngouabi.
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