Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso has been chosen by his party to run again for the top job in 2021, having already led the central African country for a total of 35 years.
His re-election in 2016 sparked violence in a country where most of the five million people live below the poverty line despite huge oil reserves.
Africanews correspondent Laudes Martial gives us the reactions from the Congolese capital Brazzaville.
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