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Republic of Congo's Prime Minister resigns

Republic of Congo's Prime Minister resigns

Republic of the Congo

Clément Mouamba, Prime Minister in the Republic of Congo has resigned. He presented his resignation letter on Wednesday days after the country’s President Denis Sassou Nguesso announced he would form a new government.

The information was made public on Thursday in a statement issued by the country’s Presidency.

Mouamba announced his resignation along with the rest of his cabinet following the president’s address to the nation during the country’s 57th independence anniversary.

In his speech, he acknowledged the real and worrying economic situation the country is currently facing and called for new leadership.

Denis Sassou Nguesso also promised that the new cabinet would revive the country’s economy even as the country concludes a structural adjustment programme with the International Monetary Fund.

No date has however been given for the formation of the new government, which also comes in the wake of the recent parliamentary elections.

Nguesso’s Congolese Party of Labour (PCT) won the majority seats.

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