List of Presidents of South Sudan

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President of the Republic of South Sudan
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Salva Kiir Mayardit.jpg
Incumbent
Salva Kiir Mayardit

since 9 July 2011
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder Salva Kiir Mayardit
Formation 9 July 2011
Deputy Vice-President of South Sudan
Coat of Arms of South Sudan.svg
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The region of Southern Sudan (currently the independent republic of South Sudan) became autonomous for the first time, within Sudan, in 1972, through the Addis Ababa Agreement, and its local government had five presidents until 1983, when the Sudanese central government revoked the autonomy. Autonomy was gained again in 2005, through the Comprehensive Peace Agreement meant to end the Second Sudanese Civil War, and the position of president of Southern Sudan was restored. Then, on 9 July, 2011, South Sudan became independent.

Titles of the head of state

Although currently accorded the title of president, South Sudan's heads of state have been given a number of titles throughout the country's history:

  • 1972–1983: President of the High Executive Council
  • 2005–2011: President of the Government
  • 2011–: President of the Republic of South Sudan

List of heads of state of South Sudan

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
Southern Sudan Autonomous Region Autonomous
6 April 1972 to February 1978 Abel Alier, President of the High Executive Council SF 1st Term
February 1978 to 12 July 1979 Joseph Lagu, President of the High Executive Council SANU
12 July 1979 to 30 May 1980 Peter Gatkuoth, President of the High Executive Council
30 May 1980 to 5 October 1981 Abel Alier, President of the High Executive Council SF 2nd Term
5 October 1981 to 23 June 1982 Gismalla Abdalla Rassas, President of the High Executive Council SSLM
23 June 1982 to 5 June 1983 Joseph James Tombura, President of the High Executive Council SANU
5 June 1983 to 9 July 2005 Autonomy abolished
Southern Sudan Autonomous Region Autonomy restored
9 July 2005 to 30 July 2005 John Garang waving.jpg John Garang, President of the Government SPLM Died in an airplane crash
30 July 2005 to 11 August 2005 Salva Kiir Mayardit.jpg Salva Kiir Mayardit, Acting President of the Government SPLM
11 August 2005 to 9 July 2011 Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Government
Republic of South Sudan Independence from Sudan
9 July 2011 to Present Salva Kiir Mayardit.jpg Salva Kiir Mayardit, President SPLM

Note: The President of South Sudan was also First Vice-President of the Sudanese national government until 9 July 2011.

Affiliations

Latest election

e • d Summary of the 11–15 April 2010 South Sudanese presidential election results
Candidates - Parties Votes %
Salva KiirSudan People’s Liberation Movement 2,616,613 92.99%
Lam AkolSudan People's Liberation Movement - Democratic Change 197,217 7.01%
Total votes 2,813,830 100.00%
Source: Sudan Tribune

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