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President of the
Republic of Djibouti
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

This is a list of presidents of Djibouti. The office of president was established in 1977. There have been two official presidents since then. 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.


No. President of Djibouti Took office Left office Time in office Party Election
Hassan Gouled Aptidon
Aptidon, HassanHassan Gouled Aptidon
27 June 1977 8 May 1999 21 years, 315 days RPP 1981
Ismaïl Omar Guelleh
Guelleh, IsmaïlIsmaïl Omar Guelleh
(born 1946)
8 May 1999 Incumbent (Mandate expires 8 May 2021) 21 years, 95 days RPP 1999

Latest election

Candidate Party Votes %
Ismail 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

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