List of heads of state of Mozambique

President of the
Republic of Mozambique

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

Presidents of Mozambique (1975–present)

Portrait Name
Term of Office Political Party
People's Republic of Mozambique
1 Samora Machel
25 June 1975 19 October 1986 [1] FRELIMO
Political Bureau of the Central Committee of FRELIMO 19 October 1986 6 November 1986 FRELIMO
2 Joaquim Chissano
6 November 1986 1 December 1990 FRELIMO
Republic of Mozambique
(2) Joaquim Chissano
1 December 1990 2 February 2005 FRELIMO
3 Armando Guebuza
2 February 2005 15 January 2015 FRELIMO
4 Filipe Nyusi
15 January 2015 Incumbent FRELIMO


  1. Killed in an aircraft crash.

Latest election

Candidate Party Votes %
Filipe NyusiFRELIMO2,778,49757.03
Afonso DhlakamaRENAMO1,783,38236.61
Daviz SimangoMDM309,9256.36
Invalid/blank votes461,861
Registered voters/turnout10,964,97848.64
Source: Mozambique News Agency

See also

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