President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

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President of the
Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
Coat of arms of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.svg
Mohamed Abdelaziz, 2005.jpg
Incumbent
Mohamed Abdelaziz

since 16 October 1982
Residence Sahrawi refugee camps, Tindouf, Algeria
Inaugural holder El-Ouali Mustapha Sayed
Formation 29 February 1976

The President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic is the head of state of the self-proclaimed Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), an exile government based in the refugee camps of Tindouf, Algeria. From the declaration of independence on February 27, 1976 to October 16, 1982 SADR's Head of State was known as the Chairman of the Revolutionary Council. The powers of the presidency are extensive, and while they have been subject to modification in various constitutional amendments, the last occurring in 1995, the post of the president has been held by Mohamed Abdelaziz since 1976.

Heads of State of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (1976–Present)[edit]

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
الجمهورية العربية الصحراوية الديمقراطية (Al-Jumhūrīyya al-`Arabīyya aṣ-Ṣaḥrāwīyya ad-Dīmuqrāṭīyya)
29 February 1976 to 9 June 1976 El Uali.jpg El-Ouali Mustapha Sayed, Chairman of the Revolutionary Council Polisario Front Died in combat in Mauritania
10 June 1976 to 30 August 1976 Mahfoud Ali Beiba, Acting Chairman of the Revolutionary Council Polisario Front
30 August 1976 to 16 October 1982 Mohamed Abdelaziz, 2005.jpg Mohamed Abdelaziz, Chairman of the Revolutionary Council Polisario Front
16 October 1982 to Present Mohamed Abdelaziz, President

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