List of presidents of Senegal
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The president of Senegal (French: Président du Sénégal) is the head of state and head of government of Senegal. In accordance with the constitutional reform of 2001 and since a referendum that took place on 20 March 2016, the president is elected for a 5-year term, with a limit of two consecutive terms. The following is a list of presidents of Senegal, since the country gained independence from France in 1960.
|President of the|
Republic of Senegal
Président de la
République du Sénégal
since 2 April 2012
|Residence||Palace of the Republic|
|Term length||5 years, renewable once|
|Inaugural holder||Léopold Sédar Senghor|
|Formation||6 September 1960|
|Salary||15,210 USD annually|
As of 2021, there is a two-term limit for the president in the Constitution of Senegal. There was an attempt to modify the term limits in 2012 for Abdoulaye Wade, but it did not materialize.
Presidents of Senegal (1960–present)Edit
- Political parties
§ Elected unopposed
|Elected||Term of office||Political party||Prime minister(s)|
|Took office||Left office||Time in office|
|1||Léopold Sédar Senghor
|6 September 1960||31 December 1980||20 years, 115 days||PSS||Mamadou Dia|
|1 January 1981||1 April 2000||19 years, 91 days||PSS||Habib Thiam|
|1 April 2000||2 April 2012||12 years, 1 day||PDS||Moustapha Niasse|
Mame Madior Boye
Cheikh Hadjibou Soumaré
Souleymane Ndéné Ndiaye
|2 April 2012||Incumbent||11 years, 66 days||APR||Abdoul Mbaye|
- ^ "The highest and lowest paid African presidents - Business Daily". Business Daily.
- ^ Cook, Candace; Siegle, Joseph. "Circumvention of Term Limits Weakens Governance in Africa". Africa Center for Strategic Studies.