President of the
Republic of Mozambique
Filipe Nyusi
since 15 January 2015
ResidencePalácio da Ponta Vermelha, Maputo
Term length5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holderSamora Machel
Formation25 June 1975
SuccessionPresident of the Assembly of the Republic[1]
Salary46,800 USD annually[2]

The following is a list of presidents of Mozambique, since the establishment of the office of President in 1975.

The current president is Filipe Nyusi. Nyusi was inaugurated for his first term as the fourth president of Mozambique on 15 January 2015, and for his second, final term on 15 January 2020.[3]

Term limits

As of 2021, there is a two-term limit for the president in the Constitution of Mozambique. The first president for whom the term limits applied was Joaquim Chissano in 2005.[4]

Presidents of Mozambique (1975–present)

No. Portrait President Took office Left office Time in office Party Election
People's Republic of Mozambique
Samora Machel
Machel, SamoraSamora Machel
25 June 197519 October 1986 †11 years, 116 daysFRELIMO1977
Political Bureau of the Central Committee of FRELIMO
Politburo of the CC of FRELIMOPolitical Bureau of the Central Committee of FRELIMO
19 October 19866 November 198618 daysFRELIMO
Joaquim Chissano
Chissano, JoaquimJoaquim Chissano
(born 1939)
6 November 19861 December 19904 years, 25 daysFRELIMO
Republic of Mozambique
Joaquim Chissano
Chissano, JoaquimJoaquim Chissano
(born 1939)
1 December 19902 February 200514 years, 63 daysFRELIMO1994
Armando Guebuza
Guebuza, ArmandoArmando Guebuza
(born 1943)
2 February 200515 January 20159 years, 347 daysFRELIMO2004
Filipe Nyusi
Nyusi, FilipeFilipe Nyusi
(born 1959)
15 January 2015Incumbent9 years, 143 daysFRELIMO2014


Filipe NyusiArmando GuebuzaJoaquim ChissanoPolitical Bureau of the Central Committee of FRELIMOSamora Machel

Latest election

Main article: 2019 Mozambican general election

Filipe NyusiFRELIMO4,639,17273.46
Ossufo MomadeRENAMO1,356,78621.48
Daviz SimangoDemocratic Movement of Mozambique273,5994.33
Mário AlbinoAction Party of the United Movement for Integral Salvation46,0480.73
Valid votes6,315,60592.55
Invalid/blank votes508,3217.45
Total votes6,823,926100.00
Registered voters/turnout13,162,32151.84
Source: EISA

See also



  1. ^ Azevedo, Elisabete (May 2009). The Assembly of the Republic of Mozambique: From Enemies to Adversaries? (PDF) (Working paper). Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 August 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2019 – via
  2. ^ Odinga, Timothy (7 October 2017). "The Highest and Lowest Paid African Presidents". Business Daily. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Mozambique's Nyusi Begins 2nd Term Amid Violent Challenges". Voice of America. Associated Press. 15 January 2020. Archived from the original on 17 January 2020. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  4. ^ Cook, Candace; Siegle, Joseph. "Circumvention of Term Limits Weakens Governance in Africa". Africa Center for Strategic Studies.