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Azali Assoumani
غزالي عثماني
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Assoumani in 2018
President of the Comoros
Assumed office
3 April 2019
Preceded by Moustadroine Abdou
In office
26 May 2016 – 13 February 2019
Vice President Abdallah Said Sarouma
Djaffar Ahmed Said
Moustadroine Abdou
Preceded by Ikililou Dhoinine
Succeeded by Moustadroine Abdou (interim)
In office
26 May 2002 – 26 May 2006
Vice President Caabi El-Yachroutu Mohamed
Rachidi ben Massonde
Preceded by Hamada Madi (interim)
Succeeded by Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi
President of the Council of State of the Comoros
In office
30 April 1999 – 21 January 2002
Preceded by Tadjidine Ben Said Massounde (Acting)
Succeeded by Hamada Madi (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1959-01-01) 1 January 1959 (age 64)
Mitsoudjé, Comoros
Political party Convention for the Renewal of the Comoros
Spouse(s) Ambari Assoumani
Profession Senior military officer

Azali Assoumani (Arabic: غزالي عثماني; born 1 January 1959) is a Comorian politician and military officer who has served as President of the Comoros since April 2019. He was also president from 2002 to 2006 and 2016 to February 2019. He became head of state after staging a coup d'état in 1999 and was elected president in 2002, 2016 and April 2019.


In 2022, Assoumani was invited by President Paul Biya of Cameroon to open the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations at Olembe Stadium, Yaoundé. On 28 September 2022, on the occasion of the state funeral for Shinzo Abe, Japan's former prime minister, in Tokyo, Assoumani was one of only seven heads of state which met with Japanese Emperor Naruhito.

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