List of presidential impeachments

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This is a list of formal impeachment attempts or impeachment inquiries of presidents, or holders of other offices equivalent to a head of state.

Successful impeachments[edit]

Name Country Title Date Result
Park Geun-hye  South Korea President March 10, 2017 Passed. Second female president to be impeached. Succeeded in office by prime minister Hwang Kyo-ahn as acting president.[1]
Dilma Rousseff  Brazil President August 31, 2016 Passed. First female president to be impeached. Succeeded in office by vice president Michel Temer.[2]
Viktor Yanukovych  Ukraine President February 21, 2014 The impeachment procedure stipulated by the Constitution of Ukraine was not followed. Left the country. Succeeded in office by parliament speaker Oleksandr Turchynov as acting president.[3]
Fernando Lugo  Paraguay President June 21, 2012 Passed. Succeeded in office by vice president Federico Franco.[4]
Rolandas Paksas  Lithuania President April 6, 2004 Passed. Succeeded in office by parliament speaker Artūras Paulauskas as acting president.[5]
Abdurrahman Wahid  Indonesia President July 23, 2001 Passed. Succeeded in office by vice president Megawati Sukarnoputri.[6]
Alberto Fujimori  Peru President November 21, 2000 Passed. Succeeded in office by congress president Valentín Paniagua as constitutional president.[7]
Joseph Estrada  Philippines President November 13, 2000 Resigned from office. Succeeded in office by vice president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.[8]
Bill Clinton  United States President December 19, 1998 Impeached, but not removed from office by the United States Senate.[9]
Boris Yeltsin (2nd time)  Russia President September 22, 1993 Retained post after an armed standoff with the Supreme Council.[10]
Carlos Andrés Pérez  Venezuela President March 20, 1993 Passed. Succeeded in office by congress president Octavio Lepage as provisional president.[11]
Fernando Collor de Mello  Brazil President September 1, 1992 Resigned from office. Succeeded in office by vice president Itamar Franco.[12]
Abolhassan Banisadr  Iran President June 21, 1981 Passed. Succeeded in office by the Provisional Presidential Council.[13]
Andrew Johnson  United States President February 24, 1868 Impeached, but not removed from office by the United States Senate.[14]

Resigned during the impeachment attempt[edit]

Name Country Title Date Result
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (2nd time)  Peru President March 21, 2018 Resigned before formal vote[15]
Pervez Musharraf  Pakistan President August 18, 2008 Resigned before formal vote[16]
Richard Nixon  United States President August 9, 1974 Resigned before formal vote[17]

Failed[edit]

Name Country Title Date Result
Miloš Zeman  Czech Republic President September 26, 2019 Not passed[18]
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (1st time)  Peru President December 21, 2017 Not passed[15]
Jacob Zuma  South Africa President April 5, 2016 Not passed[19]
Václav Klaus  Czech Republic President March 5, 2013 Not passed
Traian Băsescu (2nd time)  Romania President July 29, 2012 Not passed[20]
George W. Bush  United States President June 11, 2008 Resolution referred to committee, no further action taken[21]
Traian Băsescu (1st time)  Romania President April 19, 2007 Not passed[22]
Roh Moo-hyun  South Korea President March 12, 2004 Not passed[23]
Boris Yeltsin (3rd time)  Russia President May 15, 1999 Not passed[10]
Boris Yeltsin (1st time)  Russia President March 28, 1993 Not passed[10]
James Buchanan  United States President June 16, 1860 Committee found that nothing had been done to warrant impeachment[citation needed]
John Tyler  United States President January 10, 1843 Not passed[24]
Warren Hastings  British Raj Governor-General February 13, 1788 Not passed[citation needed]

Ongoing[edit]

Name Country Title Date Status
Donald Trump  United States President September 24, 2019 Impeachment inquiry in progress[25]

References[edit]

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