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President of the
Federal Republic of Somalia
Flag of Somalia.svg
Flag of Somalia
Seal of the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia.svg
Presidential Seal
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Incumbent
Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed

since 16 February 2017
Residence Villa Somalia
Term length Four years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Aden Abdullah Osman Daar
Formation 1 July 1960
Salary $120,000 annually

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.

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.

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

Living former presidents

As of June 2019, there are four living former presidents of Somalia, as seen below.

The most recent president to die was Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed (served 2004–2008), on 23 March 2012, at the age of 77.


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