List of presidents of Djibouti

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

since 8 May 1999
ResidencePresidential Palace, Djibouti
Term length5 years
Inaugural holderHassan Gouled Aptidon
Formation27 June 1977
Salary10,000 USD annually[1]
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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 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.

List of officeholders[edit]

No. Portrait Name
Elected Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Time in office
Flag of Djibouti.svgRepublic of Djibouti (1977–present) • Emblem of Djibouti.svg
1 Hassan Gouled Aptidon in 26 June 1977.jpg Hassan Gouled Aptidon
27 June 1977 8 May 1999 21 years, 315 days PRP
2 Ismail Omar Guelleh 2010.jpg Ismaïl Omar Guelleh
(born 1946) [a]
8 May 1999 Incumbent 20 years, 324 days PRP

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.


  1. ^ "Tables turned at Djibouti corruption trial". 29 October 2015.

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