List of heads of state of Democratic People's Republic of Angola

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(Bold italic in name indicates popular nickname)

Tenure Incumbent Affiliation Notes
11 November 1975 to 11 February 1976 Holden Álvaro Roberto, President of the Joint National Council for the Revolution FNLA  
Jonas Malheiro Savimbi, President of the Joint National Council for the Revolution UNITA  
11 February 1976 Counter-government suppressed by Angolan government
1979 Counter-government restored
1979 to 22 February 2002 Jonas Malheiro Savimbi, President UNITA  
22 February 2002 to 4 April 2002 Paulo Lukamba Gato, interim leader, Secretary-General of UNITA UNITA  
4 April 2002 Accord ends Civil War

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FNLA Frente Nacional de Libertação de Angola
(National Front for the Liberation of Angola) northern regionalist, estd.1957 as UPNA: (Unio das Populacoes do Norte de Angola)
UNITA União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola
(National Union for the Total Independence of Angola) authoritarian/conservative, primarily ethnic Ovimbundu
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