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President of Senegal

President of the
Republic of Senegal
Coat of Arms of Senegal
Term length
5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Léopold Sédar Senghor
Formation 6 September 1960

The President of Senegal is the head of state of Senegal. According to the 2001 Constitution, the president is elected for a 5-year term; this was changed back to the pre-2001 seven-year term in 2008, though incumbent president Macky Sall has stated he wants to have it reverted to five-year terms.[1]

This is a list of the Presidents since Senegal became independent from France in 1960.

Presidents of Senegal (1960–present)

      Senegalese Progressive Union (UPS) / Socialist Party of Senegal (PSS)
      Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS)
      Alliance for the Republic (APR)

# Portrait Name
Term of Office Party
style="background:; color:white;" | 1 Léopold Sédar Senghor
6 September 1960 31 December 1980 UPS
(until 1976)
(from 1976)
style="background:; color:white;" | 2 Abdou Diouf
(b. 1935)
1 January 1981 1 April 2000 PSS
style="background:; color:white;" | 3 Abdoulaye Wade
(b. 1926)
1 April 2000 2 April 2012 PDS
style="background:; color:white;" | 4 Macky Sall
(b. 1961)
2 April 2012 Incumbent APR

Latest election

Main article: Senegalese presidential election, 2012

See also


External links

  • World Statesmen – Senegal

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