List of Presidents of Djibouti

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President of the
Republic of Djibouti
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Ismail Omar Guelleh 2010.jpg
Ismaïl Omar Guelleh

since 8 May 1999
Residence Presidential Palace, Djibouti
Term length 5 years renewable
Inaugural holder Hassan Gouled Aptidon
Formation 27 June 1977
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This is a list of Presidents of Djibouti. Since the establishment of the office of President in 1977, there have been two official presidents. The President is both head of state and head of government of Djibouti and the commander-in-chief of the Djibouti Armed Forces. The current President is Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, since 1999.


Name Portrait Birth–Death Elected Took office Left office Political party
Flag of Djibouti.svgRepublic of Djibouti (1977–present) • Coat of arms of Djibouti.svg
1 Hassan Gouled Aptidon Hassan Gouled Aptidon.jpg 1916–2006 1981
27 June 1977 8 May 1999 People's Rally for Progress
2 Ismaïl Omar Guelleh[1] Ismail Omar Guelleh 2010.jpg 1946– 1999
8 May 1999 Incumbent
(mandate expires on 8 May 2022)
People's Rally for Progress

Latest election[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Ismail Omar Guelleh People's Rally for Progress 112,258 86.68
Omar Elmi Khaireh Union for National Salvation 9,474 7.32
Mohamed Daoud Chehem Union for National Salvation 2,959 2.28
Mohamed Moussa Ali Independent 1,982 1.53
Hassan Idriss Ahmed Independent 1,805 1.39
Djama Abdourahman Djama Independent 1,029 0.79
Invalid/blank votes
Total 100
Registered voters/turnout 187,090
Source: Yeclo

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nephew of Hassan Gouled Aptidon

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