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. 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. 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.
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. 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.
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- "Pascal Tsati Mabiala élu secrétaire général de l'Union panafricaine pour la démocratie sociale (UPADS)", Les Dépêches de Brazzaville, 29 December 2006 (French).
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