Léon Angor

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Léon Angor (born July 13, 1928) was a Congolese politician and trade union leader. He was a leader of the CASL trade union centre. He was the president of the National Assembly of the Republic of the Congo between 1964 and 1966.[1] Angor was identified as part of the pro-China wing of the ruling National Movement of the Revolution.[2][3] Under Angor's aegis, the Congolese Trade Union Confederation was formed in March 1964.[4]

In May 1966 Angor ran for re-election for the presidency of the National Assembly, but was defeated. It was speculated that this election marked a defeat of the pro-China wing and a victory of the pro-Soviet tendency in the party.[5]

Between August and December 1968 Angor was a member of the National Council of the Revolution (the ruling military junta).[1] He later served as ambassador to the United Arab Republic and Gabon.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bazenguissa-Ganga, Rémy. Les voies du politique au Congo: essai de sociologie historique. Paris: Karthala, 1997. pp. 72, 425
  2. ^ Biarnès, Pierre. L'Afrique aux Africains. 1980. p. 374
  3. ^ Macadam, Ivison S. The Annual Register of World Events. London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1967. p. 343
  4. ^ Gauze, René, Virginia Thompson, and Richard Adloff. The Politics of Congo-Brazzaville. Stanford: Calif, 1973. p. 213
  5. ^ Gauze, René, Virginia Thompson, and Richard Adloff. The Politics of Congo-Brazzaville. Stanford: Calif, 1973. p. 162
  6. ^ West Africa. London: Afrimedia International, etc.], 1971. p. 1188