List of heads of state of Djibouti

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President of the
Republic of Djibouti
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Ismaïl Omar Guelleh

since 8 May 1999
Residence Presidential Palace, Djibouti
Term length 6 years
Inaugural holder Hassan Gouled Aptidon
Formation 27 June 1977
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Presidents of Djibouti (1977–present)[edit]

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
Republic of Djibouti (République Djibouti)
جمهورية جيبوتي (Jumhūriyya Jibūt)
27 June 1977 to 8 May 1999 Hassan Gouled Aptidon.jpg Hassan Gouled Aptidon, President RPP Issa
8 May 1999 to Present Ismail Omar Guelleh 2010.jpg Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, President RPP Issa


RPP Rassemblement populaire pour le Progrès
     (Popular Assembly for Progress Party)   authoritarian, only legal party 1977-1993
UMP Union pour la Majorité Présidentielle
     (Union for the Presidential Majority)   pro-President Guelleh coalition
LPAI Ligue Populaire Africaine pour l’Indépendance
     (African People’s League for Independence)
PMP Parti Mouvement Populaire
     (People’s Movement Party)
RDA Rassemblement Démocratique Afar
     (Afar Democratic Rally)
UNI Union Nationale pour l’Indépendance
     (National Union for Independence)
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Latest election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 8 April 2011 Djiboutian presidential election results
Candidates – Nominating parties Votes %
Ismail Omar GuellehPeople's Rally for Progress 89,942 80.63
Mohamed Warsama Ragueh 21,605 19.37
Total valid votes 111,547 100.00
Source: Reuters, African Elections Database

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