President of Somalia

head of state of Somalia

The president of Somalia (Somali: Madaxaweynaha Soomaaliya) is the head of state of Somalia. The President is also commander-in-chief of the Somali Armed Forces. The president represents the Federal Republic of Somalia.[2]

President of the
Federal Republic of Somalia
Madaxaweynaha Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliyeed
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Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed

since 16 February 2017
ResidenceVilla Somalia
Term lengthFour years, renewable once
Inaugural holderAden Abdullah Osman Daar
Formation1 July 1960
Salary$120,000 annually[1]

The office of President of Somalia was created with the proclamation of the Republic of Somalia on 1 July 1960. The first president of Somalia was Aden Abdullah Osman Daar.[3]

The current office-holder is the 9th president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed ‘Farmaajo’, since 16 February 2017.

Living former presidentsEdit

As of 5 March 2021, there are four living former presidents of Somalia, as seen below.

The most recent president to die was Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed (served 2004–2008), on 23 March 2012, at the age of 77.


  1. "Salaries for sitting African presidents". Daily Monitor.
  2. *Provisional Constitution (adopted August 1, 2012)
  3. The Illustrated Library of The World and Its Peoples: Africa, North and East, Greystone Press: 1967, p. 338