List of heads of state of Mozambique

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President of the
Republic of Mozambique
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Filipe Nyusi

since 15 January 2015
Residence Palácio da Ponta Vermelha, Maputo
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder Samora Machel
Formation 25 June 1975
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The following is a list of heads of state of Mozambique, since the establishment of the office of President in 1975.


Political parties
  • Died in office

Presidents of Mozambique (1975–present)

Portrait Name
Term of Office Political Party
People's Republic of Mozambique
1 Samora Moises Machel detail DF-SC-88-01383.jpg Samora Machel
25 June 1975 19 October 1986 [1] FRELIMO
No image.png Political Bureau of the Central Committee of FRELIMO 19 October 1986 6 November 1986 FRELIMO
2 Joaquim Chissano.jpg Joaquim Chissano
6 November 1986 1 December 1990 FRELIMO
Republic of Mozambique
(2) Joaquim Chissano.jpg Joaquim Chissano
1 December 1990 2 February 2005 FRELIMO
3 Guebuza2006.jpg Armando Guebuza
2 February 2005 15 January 2015 FRELIMO
4 Filipe Nyusi cropped.png Filipe Nyusi
15 January 2015 Incumbent FRELIMO


Filipe Nyusi Armando Guebuza Joaquim Chissano Political Bureau of the Central Committee of FRELIMO Samora Machel


  1. ^ Killed in an aircraft crash.

Latest election

Candidate Party Votes %
Filipe Nyusi FRELIMO 2,778,497 57.03
Afonso Dhlakama RENAMO 1,783,382 36.61
Daviz Simango MDM 309,925 6.36
Invalid/blank votes 461,861
Total 5,333,665 100
Registered voters/turnout 10,964,978 48.64
Source: Mozambique News Agency

See also


  • African States and Rulers, John Stewart, McFarland
  • Guinness Book of Kings, Rulers & Statesmen, Clive Carpenter, Guinness Superlatives Ltd
  • Heads of State and Government, 2nd Edition, John V da Graca, MacMillan Press 2000
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