List of heads of state of Eritrea

President of the
State of Eritrea
ፕሬዝዳንትሃገረ ኤርትራ

Presidential Standard
Isaias Afwerki

since 24 May 1993
Residence President's Office, Asmara
Inaugural holder Isaias Afewerki
Formation 24 May 1993
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This is a list of heads of state of Eritrea. Since the establishment of the office of President in 1993, the office has been held by Isaias Afewerki. The President is the head of state and head of government of Eritrea, as well as commander-in-chief of the Eritrean Defence Forces.

The list also includes Secretary-General of the Provisional Government, who acted as head of state of Eritrea between 1991 and 1993, before the proclamation of independence.


Name Portrait Birth–Death Elected Took office Left office Political party
Provisional Government of Eritrea (1991–1993)
Isaias Afwerki
1946– 27 April 1991 24 May 1993 Eritrean People's Liberation Front
State of Eritrea (1993–present) •
1 Isaias Afwerki[1] 1946– 24 May 1993 Incumbent People's Front for Democracy and Justice


  1. Also Chairman of the National Assembly

See also

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