President of Senegal

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
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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.

The current President is Macky Sall, since 2 April 2012.

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Political parties
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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, 358 days APR