List of heads of state of Mozambique

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President of the
Republic of Mozambique
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Filipe Nyusi

since 15 January 2015
Residence Palácio da Ponta Vermelha, Maputo
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder Samora Machel
Formation 25 June 1975
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The following is a list of heads of state of Mozambique, since the establishment of the office of President in 1975.

Presidents of Mozambique (1975–Present)[edit]

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
People's Republic of Mozambique Independence from Portugal
(República Popular de Moçambique)
25 June 1975 to 19 October 1986 Samora Moises Machel detail DF-SC-88-01383.jpg Samora Moisés Machel, President FRELIMO Died in an aircraft crash
19 October 1986 Presidency suspended
19 October 1986 to 6 November 1986 Political Bureau of the Central Committee of FRELIMO:-
Marcelino dos Santos 1975.jpg Marcelino dos Santos FRELIMO
Joaquim Chissano.jpg Joaquim Chissano FRELIMO
Alberto Chipande FRELIMO
Guebuza2006.jpg Armando Guebuza FRELIMO
Jorge Rebelo FRELIMO
Mariano de Araújo Matsinhe FRELIMO
Sebastião Marcos Mabote FRELIMO
Jacinto Soares Veloso FRELIMO
Mário da Graça Machungo FRELIMO
José Óscar Monteiro FRELIMO
6 November 1986 to 1 December 1990 Joaquim Chissano.jpg Joaquim Chissano, President FRELIMO
Republic of Mozambique
(República de Moçambique)
1 December 1990 to 2 February 2005 Joaquim Chissano.jpg Joaquim Chissano, President FRELIMO
2 February 2005 to 15 January 2015 Guebuza2006.jpg Armando Guebuza, President FRELIMO
15 January 2015 to Present Filipe Nyusi cropped.png Filipe Nyusi, President FRELIMO


FRELIMO = Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (Liberation Front of Mozambique, authoritarian/socialist, renounces Marxism–Leninism 30 July 1989)
RENAMO = Resistencia Nacional Moçambicana (Mozambican National Resistance)

Latest election[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Filipe Nyusi FRELIMO 2,778,497 57.03
Afonso Dhlakama RENAMO 1,783,382 36.61
Daviz Simango MDM 309,925 6.36
Invalid/blank votes 461,861
Total 5,333,665 100
Registered voters/turnout 10,964,978 48.64
Source: Mozambique News Agency

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