List of presidents of Senegal

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President of the
Republic of Senegal
Incumbent
Bassirou Diomaye Faye

since 2 April 2024
Term length7 years, renewable once
Inaugural holderLéopold Sédar Senghor
Formation6 September 1960

The President of Senegal is the head of state and head of government of Senegal. According to the 2001 Constitution and since a referendum that took place on 20 March 2016, the president is elected for a 5-year term, with a limit of two consecutive terms.

The following is a list of presidents of Senegal, since the country gained independence from France in 1960.

The current President is Bassirou Diomaye Faye, since 2 April 2024.

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  • § Elected unopposed

Presidents of Senegal (1960–present)[change | change source]

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Elected Term of office Time in office Political Party
1 Léopold Sédar Senghor
(1906–2001)
1963[§]
1968[§]
1973[§]

1978
6 September 1960 31 December 1980 20 years,

117 days

PSS
2 Abdou Diouf
(1935–)
1983
1988
1993
1 January 1981 1 April 2000 19 years,

91 days

PSS
3 Abdoulaye Wade
(1926–)
2000
2007
1 April 2000 2 April 2012 12 years,

1 day

PDS
4 Macky Sall
(1961–)
2012
2019
2 April 2012 2 April 2024 12 years, 0 days APR
5 Bassirou Diomaye Faye
(1980–)
2024 2 April 2024 Incumbent 1 day PASTEF