President of Somalia

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President of the
Federal Republic of Somalia
Madaxaweynaha Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliyeed
Seal of the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia.svg
Presidential Seal
Flag of Somalia.svg
Flag of Somalia
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud 2013.jpg
Hassan Mohamud

since 15 May 2022
ResidenceVilla Somalia
Term lengthFour years, renewable once
Inaugural holderAden Abdullah Osman Daar
Formation1 July 1960
Salary$120,000 annually[1]

The president of Somalia (Somali: Madaxaweynaha Soomaaliya) is the head of state of Somalia. The President is also commander-in-chief of the Somali Armed Forces. The president represents the Federal Republic of Somalia.[2]

The office of President of Somalia was created with the proclamation of the Republic of Somalia on 1 July 1960. The first president of Somalia was Aden Abdullah Osman Daar.[3]

The current office-holder is the 9th president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed ‘Farmaajo’, since 16 February 2017.

Living former presidents[change | change source]

As of 10 June 2022, there are three living former presidents of Somalia, as seen below.

The most recent president to die was Ali Mahdi Muhammad (served 1991–1997), on 10 March 2021, at the age of 82.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Salaries for sitting African presidents". Daily Monitor.
  2. *Provisional Constitution (adopted August 1, 2012)
  3. The Illustrated Library of The World and Its Peoples: Africa, North and East, Greystone Press: 1967, p. 338