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List of heads of state of Botswana


List of heads of state of Botswana

President of the
Republic of Botswana
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Ian Khama

since 1 April 2008
Appointer Parliament of Botswana
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder Seretse Khama
Formation 30 September 1966
Deputy Vice-President of Botswana
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The following is a list of Presidents of Botswana, since the establishment of that office on 30 September 1966.


  • Presidents of Botswana (1966–present) 1
  • Footnotes 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Presidents of Botswana (1966–present)

      Botswana Democratic Party (BDP)
Portrait Name
Term of Office Party
1 Seretse Khama
30 September 1966 13 July 1980[1] BDP
Quett Masire (acting)[2]
13 July 1980 18 July 1980 BDP
2 Quett Masire
18 July 1980 31 March 1998
3 Festus Mogae
1 April 1998 1 April 2008 BDP
4 Ian Khama
1 April 2008 Incumbent BDP


  1. ^ Died in office
  2. ^ Acting after Khama died in office

See also


  • World Statesmen - Botswana
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