List of presidents of Djibouti

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

since 8 May 1999
Residence Presidential Palace, Djibouti
Term length 5 years
renewable
Inaugural holder Hassan Gouled Aptidon
Formation 27 June 1977
Salary 10,000 USD annually[1]
Website https://www.presidence.dj/

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

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
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
(1916–2006)
1977
1981
1987
1993
27 June 1977 8 May 1999 21 years, 315 days RPP
2 Ismail Omar Guelleh 2010.jpg Ismaïl Omar Guelleh
(born 1946)[a]
1999
2005
2011
2016
8 May 1999 Incumbent 21 years, 206 days RPP

Latest election

Candidate Party Votes %
Ismaïl 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

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