Prime Minister of Senegal

The Prime Minister of Senegal (French: Premier ministre du Sénégal) is the head of government of Senegal.[citation needed] The Prime Minister is appointed by the President of Senegal, who is directly elected for a five-year term. The Prime Minister, in turn, appoints the Cabinet of Senegal, after consultation with the President.

Prime Minister of the
Republic of Senegal
Premier ministre de la
République du Sénégal
Incumbent
Ousmane Sonko
since 3 April 2024
AppointerPresident of Senegal
Inaugural holderMamadou Dia
Formation18 May 1960

The following is a list of prime ministers of Senegal, since the country gained independence from France in 1960.

Future of the office

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On 6 April 2019, after being reappointed by President Macky Sall, Prime Minister Mohammed Dionne announced that President Sall had tasked him with enacting various government reforms, including the elimination of the job of Prime Minister. Sall's goal was to remove the "intermediary level" of Prime Minister to allow the President to take a more hands-on approach to governing.[1]

In November 2021, Macky Sall announced the return of the post of prime minister suppressed since 2019.

List of officeholders

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Political parties
Other factions
No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party President(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
1   Mamadou Dia
(1910–2009)
18 May 1960 18 December 1962 2 years, 214 days PSS Léopold Sédar Senghor
Post abolished (18 December 1962 – 26 February 1970)
2   Abdou Diouf
(born 1935)
26 February 1970 31 December 1980 10 years, 309 days PSS Léopold Sédar Senghor
3   Habib Thiam
(1933–2017)
1 January 1981 3 April 1983 2 years, 92 days PSS Abdou Diouf
  Moustapha Niasse
(born 1939)
Acting
3 April 1983 29 April 1983 26 days PSS Abdou Diouf
Post abolished (29 April 1983 – 8 April 1991)
(3)   Habib Thiam
(1933–2017)
8 April 1991 3 July 1998 7 years, 86 days PSS Abdou Diouf
4   Mamadou Lamine Loum
(born 1952)[2]
3 July 1998 5 April 2000 1 year, 277 days PSS Abdou Diouf
Abdoulaye Wade
5   Moustapha Niasse
(born 1939)[2]
5 April 2000 3 March 2001 332 days AFP Abdoulaye Wade
6   Mame Madior Boye
(born 1940)[2]
3 March 2001 4 November 2002 1 year, 246 days PDS Abdoulaye Wade
7   Idrissa Seck
(born 1959)[2]
4 November 2002 21 July 2004 1 year, 260 days PDS Abdoulaye Wade
8   Macky Sall
(born 1961)
21 July 2004 19 June 2007 2 years, 333 days PDS Abdoulaye Wade
9   Cheikh Hadjibou Soumaré
(born 1951)
19 June 2007 30 April 2009 1 year, 315 days Independent Abdoulaye Wade
10   Souleymane Ndéné Ndiaye
(born 1958)
30 April 2009 5 April 2012 2 years, 341 days PDS Abdoulaye Wade
Macky Sall
11   Abdoul Mbaye
(born 1953)
5 April 2012 1 September 2013 1 year, 149 days Independent Macky Sall
12   Aminata Touré
(born 1962)
1 September 2013 8 July 2014 310 days APR Macky Sall
13   Mahammed Dionne
(1959–2024)
8 July 2014 14 May 2019 4 years, 310 days Independent Macky Sall
Post abolished (14 May 2019 – 17 September 2022)
14   Amadou Ba
(born 1961)
17 September 2022 6 March 2024 1 year, 171 days Independent Macky Sall
15   Sidiki Kaba
(born 1950)
6 March 2024 3 April 2024 28 days APR Macky Sall
Bassirou Diomaye Faye
16   Ousmane Sonko
(born 1974)
3 April 2024 Incumbent 76 days PASTEF Bassirou Diomaye Faye

Timeline

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Ousmane SonkoSidiki KabaAmadou BaMahammed DionneAminata Touré (Senegalese politician)Abdoul MbayeSouleymane Ndéné NdiayeCheikh Hadjibou SoumaréMacky SallIdrissa SeckMame Madior BoyeMamadou Lamine LoumMoustapha NiasseHabib ThiamAbdou DioufMamadou Dia

See also

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References

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  1. ^ "Senegal President Sall tells PM to scrap his own post". The Guardian. Agence France-Presse. 7 April 2019. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Les gouvernements successifs au SENEGAL". Afrique Express (in French). Archived from the original on 9 September 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
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