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President of Angola

head of state and head of government of Angola

The President of the Republic of Angola is both head of state and head of government in Angola. The President picked a Prime Minister. Most of the decisions are made by the President.

President of the
Republic of Angola
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Incumbent
João Lourenço

since 26 September 2017
Term length5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holderAgostinho Neto
Formation11 November 1975

Angola started having a President when they got independence from Portugal. Agostinho Neto was the first President.

In January 2010 the National Assembly decided the party with the most seats in the Assembly would become president. It was no longer a public vote. They also decided there would not be a Prime Minister. Instead the job will be done by the vice-president.[1]

Head of AngolanEdit

(Date in italics signifies de facto continuation of position)

Position Period Official Affiliation Note
People of the Republic of Angola ( República Popular de Angola )
11 November 1975 - 10 September 1979 António Agostinho Neto ,President MPLA-PT Died while in office
September 10, 1979 - September 21, 1979 José Eduardo dos Santos ,Provisional President MPLA-PT 11 November 1975 - 10 September 1979
September 21, 1979 - August 27, 1992 José Eduardo dos Santos ,President
Republic of Angola (República de Angola)
August 27, 1992 - September 26, 2017 José Eduardo dos Santos ,President MPLA-PT 11 November 1975 - 10 September 1979
September 26, 2017 - now João Lourenço ,President MPLA-PT

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