List of presidents of Senegal

Senegal Macky Sall Moustapha Niasse

President of the
Republic of Senegal
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Macky Sall

since 2 April 2012
Term length5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holderLéopold Sédar Senghor
Formation6 September 1960
Salary15,210 USD annually[1]
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The president of Senegal 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, and limited to two consecutive terms.

The following is a list of presidents of Senegal, since the country gained independence from France in 1960.


Political parties

Presidents of Senegal (1960–present)

No. Portrait Name
Term of office Political Party Elected Prime Ministers
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Senghor1981.jpg Léopold Sédar Senghor
6 September 1960 31 December 1980 20 years, 115 days PSS 1963[§]

Mamadou Dia
Abdou Diouf
2 Abdou Diouf.jpg Abdou Diouf
1 January 1981 1 April 2000 19 years, 91 days PSS 1983
Habib Thiam
Moustapha Niasse
Habib Thiam
Moustapha Niasse
3 Abdoulaye Wade (1).jpg Abdoulaye Wade
1 April 2000 2 April 2012 12 years, 1 day PDS 2000
Moustapha Niasse
Mame Madior Boye
Idrissa Seck
Macky Sall
Cheikh Hadjibou Soumaré
Souleymane Ndéné Ndiaye
4 Macky Sall - 2008.jpg Macky Sall
2 April 2012 Incumbent 8 years, 167 days APR 2012
Abdoul Mbaye
Aminata Touré
Mohamed Dionne
Position abolished

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  1. ^ "The highest and lowest paid African presidents - Business Daily". Business Daily.