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List of Presidents of Senegal


List of Presidents of Senegal

President of the
Republic of Senegal
Macky Sall

since 2 April 2012
Term length 5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Léopold Sédar Senghor
Formation 6 September 1960
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The President of Senegal is the head of state of Senegal. According to the 2001 Constitution, the president is elected for a 5-year term; this was changed back to the pre-2001 seven-year term in 2008, though incumbent president Macky Sall has stated he wants to have it reverted to five-year terms.[1]

This is a list of the Presidents since Senegal became independent from France in 1960.


  • Presidents of Senegal (1960–present) 1
  • Latest election 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Presidents of Senegal (1960–present)

      Senegalese Progressive Union (UPS) / Socialist Party of Senegal (PSS)
      Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS)

      Alliance for the Republic (APR)
Portrait Name
Term of Office Party
1 Léopold Sédar Senghor
6 September 1960 31 December 1980 UPS
(until 1976)
(from 1976)
2 Abdou Diouf
1 January 1981 1 April 2000 PSS
3 Abdoulaye Wade
1 April 2000 2 April 2012 PDS
4 Macky Sall
2 April 2012 Incumbent APR

Latest election

 Summary of the 26 February and 25 March 2012 Senegalese presidential election results
Candidate Party 1st round 2nd round
Votes % Votes %
Macky Sall Alliance for the Republic 719,367 26.58 1,909,244 65.80
Abdoulaye Wade Senegalese Democratic Party 942,327 34.81 992,556 34.20
Moustapha Niasse Alliance of the Forces of Progress/United to Boost Senegal 357,330 13.20  
Ousmane Tanor Dieng Socialist Party of Senegal 305,924 11.30
Idrissa Seck Rewmi 212,853 7.86
Cheikh Bamba Dièye Front for Socialism and Democracy/Benno Jubël 52,196 1.93
Ibrahima Fall Independent 48,972 1.81
Cheikh Tidiane Gadio Citizen Political Movement 26,655 0.98
Mor Dieng Party of Hope 11,402 0.42
Djibril Ngom Independent 10,207 0.38
Oumar Khassimou Dia Humanist Party Ñaxx Jariñu 6,469 0.24
Amsatou Sow Sidibé Convergence Movement of Actors for the Defence of Republican Values–Lennen 5,167 0.19
Doudou Ndoye Union for the Republic 4,566 0.17
Diouma Dieng Diakhaté Jogal Democratic Initiative Party 3,354 0.12
Valid votes 2,706,789 100.00 2,901,800 100.00
Invalid votes 28,346 1.04 14,093 0.48
Total votes (turnout: 51.6%/55.0%) 2,735,135 100.00 2,915,893 100.00
Source: African Elections Database

See also


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External links

  • World Statesmen – Senegal
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