Ikililou Dhoinine

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Ikililou Dhoinine
Ikililou Dhoinine.jpg
President of the Comoros
Incumbent
Assumed office
26 May 2011
Preceded by Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed
Sambi
Personal details
Born (1962-08-14) 14 August 1962 (age 52)
Djoièzi, Comoros
Political party Baobab Movement
Spouse(s) Hadidja Abubacarr
Religion Islam

Ikililou Dhoinine (born 14 August 1962) is a Comorian politician who has been President of Comoros since 2011; he was previously a Vice-President of Comoros from 2006 to 2011.

Political career[edit]

Dhoinine won the 2010 Comorian presidential election, in which he received the most votes in the first round (28.19%). He faced Mohamed Said Fazul and Abdou Djabir in a run-off election[1] and received 61.12% to win the Presidency. A member of the ruling party, Dhoinine was supported in the election by incumbent President Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi. Previously, he had worked in the Ministry of Finance as the Vice-President in charge of Budget and Women's Entrepreneurship.[2] From 26 March to 31 March 2008, he was the provisional President of Anjouan, an island in the Comoros.[3]

Dhoinine, a pharmacist by training, is the first President of Comoros from the island of Mohéli.[4]

Dhoinine served for five years as deputy to outgoing president Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi.[5]

At his inauguration Dhoinine pledged to "stop at nothing in the fight against corruption".[6] As such he initiated the National Commission for the Prevention and Fight Against Corruption and the Regulatory Authority for Public Procurement to increase transparency.[7]

Dhoinine's wife is Hadidja Abubacarr I'Dhoinine, the First Lady of Comoros.[8]

References[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi
President of the Comoros
2011–present
Incumbent