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President of the
Republic of Botswana
Tautona wa Botswana
Flag of the President of Botswana.svg
Presidential flag
Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, President of the Republic of Botswana.jpg
Incumbent
Mokgweetsi Masisi

since 1 April 2018
Term length 5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Seretse Khama
Formation 30 September 1966
Deputy Vice-President of Botswana
Salary 65,760 USD annually

The President of the Republic of Botswana is the head of state and the head of government of Botswana.

Presidents of Botswana (1966–present)

No. Picture Name
(Birth–Death)
Elected Term of office Political Party
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Seretse Khama
(1921–1980)
1965
1969
1974
1979
30 September 1966 13 July 1980 13 years,

286 days

BDP
2 QuettMasire1980 (cropped).jpg Quett Masire
(1925–2017)
1984
1989
1994
18 July 1980 31 March 1998 17 years,

256 days

BDP
3 Festus Mogae 2009-06-23.jpg Festus Mogae
(1939–)
1999
2004
1 April 1998 1 April 2008 10 years BDP
4 Ian Khama (2014) (cropped).jpg Ian Khama
(1953–)
2009
2014
1 April 2008 1 April 2018 10 years BDP
5 Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, President of the Republic of Botswana.jpg Mokgweetsi Masisi
(1961–)
2019 1 April 2018 Incumbent 1 year,

196 days

BDP

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