|President of the|
State of Eritrea
|ፕረዚደንት መንግስቲ ኤርትራ (Tigrinya)|
|Executive branch of the Eritrean Government|
|Residence||President's Office, Asmara|
|Term length||Five years; once renewable†|
|Inaugural holder||Isaias Afwerki|
|Formation||24 May 1993|
|Deputy||Chairman of the National Assembly (de jure)|
|Salary||6,000 USD annually|
|†: As the Constitution of Eritrea has to date never been implemented, elections have never been held and the incumbent has remained in office without being bound by fixed terms.|
|Constitution (not enforced)|
Since the establishment of the office of president in 1993, the head of state of Eritrea has been Isaias Afwerki. The president is also the head of government of Eritrea, as well as commander-in-chief of the Eritrean Defence Forces.
As of 2021, there are no term limits for the president in the Constitution of Eritrea.
The list also includes the secretary-general of the Provisional Government of Eritrea, who acted as head of state between 1991 and 1993, before the proclamation of independence.
|Elected||Term of office||Political party|
|Took office||Left office||Time in office|
|—||27 April 1991||24 May 1993||2 years, 27 days||EPLF|
|—||24 May 1993||Incumbent||30 years, 18 days||PFDJ|