Antoine Gizenga

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Antoine Gizenga (b. 5 October 1925) is a Congolese (DRC) politician.

Gizenga served as Deputy Prime Minister (1960, 1961-1962), Prime Minister (1960-1961), and Head of State (1961) in rebellion. His government at Stanleyville was recognized by 21 African, Asian, and Eastern European countries in February 1961. He was imprisoned from January 1962 to July 1964 and again from October 1964 to November 1965. He was exiled from 1965 to 1992.

Gizenga fashions his platform off Independence Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba[1], for whom he served as Deputy Prime Minister and after Lumumba's death as head of the exile government. He was the presidential candidate of the Unified Lumumbist Party (Parti Lumumbiste Unifié (PALU)) in the 2006 elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo <ref name="PALU">Template:Cite web</ref>. According to the provisional election results of 20th August, Gizenga came in third place with 13.06 percent of the vote, after Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre Bemba <ref name="3rd">Template:Cite web</ref>.

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