List of presidents of Angola

The following is a list of presidents of Angola since the establishment of the office of President in 1975.

The current president is João Lourenço. He assumed the office on 26 September 2017.[1]

Presidents of Angola (1975–present)Edit

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party Election Ref.
Took office Left office Time in office
People's Republic of Angola
1Neto, AgostinhoAgostinho Neto
(1922–1979)
11 November 197510 September 1979 †3 years, 303 daysMPLA[2]
Lara, LúcioLúcio Lara
(1929–2016)
[a]
11 September 197920 September 19799 daysMPLA
2Santos, JoséJosé Eduardo dos Santos
(born 1942)
21 September 197927 August 199212 years, 341 daysMPLA1980
1986
[2]
Republic of Angola
2Santos, JoséJosé Eduardo dos Santos
(born 1942)
27 August 199225 September 201725 years, 29 daysMPLA1992
2008
2012
[2]
3Lourenço, JoãoJoão Lourenço
(born 1954)
26 September 2017Incumbent3 years, 358 daysMPLA2017[2]

Note: For details of the post of President of Angola, see President of Angola.

TimelineEdit

João LourençoJosé Eduardo dos SantosLúcio LaraAgostinho Neto

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The leading member of the Politburo and vice-president of the MPLA at the time of Neto's death.[3][4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eisenhammer, Stephen (September 26, 2017). "Angola's first new president in 38 years vows to fight graft". Reuters. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d James, W. Martin (1 March 2018). "Historical Dictionary of Angola". Rowman & Littlefield – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Agência Lusa (2010). "Angola: História política de Lúcio Lara lançada em fotobiografia". Notícias do Serviço de Apontadores Portugueses. Archived from the original on 2018-06-17. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  4. ^ Emídio Fernando (2016). "O homem que marcou o destino de Angola". Nova Gazeta.
  5. ^ Patrício Batsîkama (2014). "O testamento que validou José Eduardo dos Santos na presidência de Angola em 1979". Revista de História da África e de Estudos da Diáspora Africana. Sankofa: FCS/Universidade Agostinho Neto (14).

See alsoEdit

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