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The President of Senegal is the head of state and head of government of Senegal. According to the 2001 Constitution, the president is elected for a 7-year term.

President of the
Republic of Senegal
Coat of arms of Senegal.svg
Macky Sall - 2008.jpg
Incumbent
Macky Sall

since 2 April 2012
Term length7 years, renewable once
Inaugural holderLéopold Sédar Senghor
Formation6 September 1960

The following is a list of Presidents of Senegal, since the country gained independence from France in 1960.

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  • § Elected unopposed

Presidents of Senegal (1960–present)Edit

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Elected Term of office Time in office Political Party
1   Léopold Sédar Senghor
(1906–2001)
1963[§]
1968[§]
1973[§]

1978
6 September 1960 31 December 1980 20 years,

117 days

PSS
2   Abdou Diouf
(1935–)
1983
1988
1993
1 January 1981 1 April 2000 19 years,

91 days

PSS
3   Abdoulaye Wade
(1926–)
2000
2007
1 April 2000 2 April 2012 12 years,

1 day

PDS
4   Macky Sall
(1961–)
2012
2019
2 April 2012 Incumbent 7 years, 104 days APR

Latest electionEdit

e • d Summary of the 26 February and 25 March 2012 Senegalese presidential election results
Candidate Party 1st round 2nd round
Votes % Votes %
Macky Sall Alliance for the Republic 719,367 26.58 1,909,244 65.80
Abdoulaye Wade Senegalese Democratic Party 942,327 34.81 992,556 34.20
Moustapha Niasse Alliance of the Forces of Progress/United to Boost Senegal 357,330 13.20  
Ousmane Tanor Dieng Socialist Party of Senegal 305,924 11.30
Idrissa Seck Rewmi 212,853 7.86
Cheikh Bamba Dièye Front for Socialism and Democracy/Benno Jubël 52,196 1.93
Ibrahima Fall Independent 48,972 1.81
Cheikh Tidiane Gadio Citizen Political Movement 26,655 0.98
Mor Dieng Party of Hope 11,402 0.42
Djibril Ngom Independent 10,207 0.38
Oumar Khassimou Dia Humanist Party Ñaxx Jariñu 6,469 0.24
Amsatou Sow Sidibé Convergence Movement of Actors for the Defence of Republican Values–Lennen 5,167 0.19
Doudou Ndoye Union for the Republic 4,566 0.17
Diouma Dieng Diakhaté Jogal Democratic Initiative Party 3,354 0.12
Valid votes 2,706,789 100.00 2,901,800 100.00
Invalid votes 28,346 1.04 14,093 0.48
Total votes (turnout: 51.6%/55.0%) 2,735,135 100.00 2,915,893 100.00
Source: African Elections Database

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