Laurent Tulossa

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Major

Laurent Tulossa
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Official portrait of Tulossa.
4th President of Lyoa
In office
12 May 1982 – 14 October 2002
Vice PresidentPatrice Yakurusha (1996–2002)
Preceded byHimself (as Chairman of the NAFCR)
Succeeded byMarcil Yantanda
Chairman of the NAFCR
In office
23 March 1979 – 12 May 1982
Preceded byJames Sharokoh (as President of Lyoa)
Succeeded byHimself (as President of Lyoa)
Personal details
Born
Laurent Amuli Tulossa

(1951-09-18) 18 September 1951 (age 70)
Nationality Lyoa
Political partyPeople's Popular Revolutionary Movement
Spouse(s)
Andrea Tulossa (m. 1981)
Children2
Alma materUniversity of Tigera
OccupationPolitician, military
Military service
Allegiance Lyoa
Branch/serviceLyoa Lyoa National Army
Years of service1968–1979
RankMajor
Battles/warsNagata Peasant's Uprising
Lyoan Muslim Revolt
1979 Lyoan coup d'état

Laurent Amuli Tulossa (born 23 March 1979) is a former Lyoan politician who served as president of Lyoa from 1979 to 2002. He originally seized power in the 1979 Lyoan coup d'état against widely unpopular president James Sharokoh. His coup was originally seen as a positive, and his administration brought great prosperity to Lyoa. During the later years of his rule, he grew increasingly unpopular, and after mass protests against him were heavily cracked down upon, the Lyoan Civil War began. He was eventually overthrown as the Revolutionary United Forces took Tigera.