Alphonse Poaty-Souchlaty

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Alphonse Poaty-Souchlaty (born 1941) is a politician of the Republic of the Congo. Poaty-Souchlaty was the Prime Minister of the People's Republic of the Congo from 7 August 1989 to 3 December 1990 under President Denis Sassou Nguesso.

Poaty-Souchlaty was Minister of Trade and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises from 1984 to 1989. Following the Fourth Ordinary Congress of the Congolese Labour Party (PCT) in late July 1989, he was appointed as Prime Minister on 7 August, succeeding Ange-Edouard Poungui. Following his appointment, a new government was named on 13 August.[1] After a little more than a year in office, Poaty-Souchlaty resigned on 3 December 1990, as the PCT's single-party regime was coming to an end.[2][3] He resigned from the PCT at the same time. Poaty-Souchlaty was said to have disagreed with Sassou Nguesso about what political course the country should take in the face of widespread demands for change.[3]

He stood as the Union républicaine pour le progrès (URP) candidate in the August 1992 presidential election, placing 12th with 0.30% of the vote.[4] Later, he joined the Pan-African Union for Social Democracy (UPADS) and was elected as one of the party's vice-presidents in December 2006, at its first extraordinary congress.[5]


  1. ^ "Aug 1989 - CONGO", Keesing's Record of World Events, Volume 35, August, 1989 Congo, Page 36842.
  2. ^ John F. Clark, "Congo: Transition and the Struggle to Consolidate", in Political Reform in Francophone Africa (1997), ed. John F. Clark and David E. Gardinier, page 68.
  3. ^ a b "CONGO PRIME MINISTER RESIGNS", Rocky Mountain News (, 5 December 1990.
  4. ^ Xavier Bienvenu Kitsimbou, "LA DEMOCRATIE ET LES REALITES ETHNIQUES AU CONGO", University of Nancy II, 26 October 2001, page 104 (French).
  5. ^ "Pascal Tsati Mabiala élu secrétaire général de l'Union panafricaine pour la démocratie sociale (UPADS)", Les Dépêches de Brazzaville, 29 December 2006 (French).