Heads of state of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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The current head of state in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaïre, is the interim president, Joseph Kabila.

Term Incumbent Affiliation Notes
Republic of the CongoIndependence from Belgium
1 July 1960 to 1 August 1964Joseph Kasavubu, Head of StateABAKO 
31 March 1961 to 5 August 1961Antoine Gizenga, Head of StateMNC-LIn rebellion, at Stanleyville
Democratic Republic of the Congo
1 August 1964 to 24 November 1965Joseph Kasavubu, PresidentABAKO 
25 November 1965 to 1967Joseph-Désiré Mobutu, PresidentNone 
1967 to 27 October 1971Joseph-Désiré Mobutu, PresidentMPR 
Republic of Zaire
27 October 1971 to 10 January 1972Joseph-Désiré Mobutu, PresidentMPRChanged name to Mobutu Sese Seko
10 January 1972 to 16 May 1997Mobutu Sese Seko, President (contd.); Hitherto named Joseph-Désiré Mobutu
Democratic Republic of the Congo
17 May 1997 to 29 May 1997Laurent-Désiré Kabila, Head of StateAFDL 
29 May 1997 to 16 January 2001Laurent-Désiré Kabila, President 
17 January 2001 to 26 January 2001Joseph Kabila, interim President AFDL 
26 January 2001 to 8 April 2003Joseph Kabila, President 
8 April 2003 to presentJoseph Kabila, interim President 

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Heads of state of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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