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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João Lourenço

since 26 September 2017
Term length5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holderAgostinho Neto
Formation11 November 1975
DeputyVice President of Angola
Salary1,024,207.74 Kwanzas annually[1]

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.[2]


  1. Manje, Bernardino. "Estado reajusta salários - Política - Jornal de Angola - Online". Archived from the original on 2020-03-03. Retrieved 2019-11-12.
  2. Angola abolishes presidential polls in new constitution BBC News, 21 January 2010