President of Angola

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President of the
Republic of Angola
João Lourenço

since 26 September 2017
Term length5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holderAgostinho Neto
Formation11 November 1975
DeputyVice President of Angola
Salary1,024,207.74 Kwanzas annually[1]

The President of the Republic of Angola is both head of state and head of government in Angola. The President picked a Prime Minister. Most of the decisions are made by the President.

Angola started having a President when they got independence from Portugal. Agostinho Neto was the first President.

In January 2010 the National Assembly decided the party with the most seats in the Assembly would become president. It was no longer a public vote. They also decided there would not be a Prime Minister. Instead the job will be done by the vice-president.[2]

Presidents of Angola (1975–present)[change | change source]

No. Portrait Name
Term of office Political party Election Ref.
Took office Left office Time in office
People's Republic of Angola
Agostinho Neto
Neto, AgostinhoAgostinho Neto
11 November 197510 September 1979 †3 years, 303 daysMPLA[3]
Lúcio Lara
Lara, LúcioLúcio Lara
11 September 197920 September 19799 daysMPLA
José Eduardo dos Santos
Santos, JoséJosé Eduardo dos Santos
21 September 197927 August 199212 years, 341 daysMPLA1980
Republic of Angola
José Eduardo dos Santos
Santos, JoséJosé Eduardo dos Santos
27 August 199226 September 201725 years, 29 daysMPLA1992
João Lourenço
Lourenço, JoãoJoão Lourenço
(born 1954)
26 September 2017Incumbent6 years, 63 daysMPLA2017[3]

Note: For details of the post of President of Angola, see President of Angola.

References[change | change source]

  1. Manje, Bernardino. "Estado reajusta salários - Política - Jornal de Angola - Online". Archived from the original on 2020-03-03. Retrieved 2019-11-12.
  2. Angola abolishes presidential polls in new constitution BBC News, 21 January 2010
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 James, W. Martin (1 March 2018). "Historical Dictionary of Angola". Rowman & Littlefield – via Google Books.