Who may become President of the Republic?

Every potential candidate for the Presidency of the Republic must be exclusively of Senegalese nationality, enjoy all civil and political rights, and be at least 35 years old at the date of the polling day.

How long does the President's term last?

The President of the Republic of Senegal has a 5-year office term, renewable once. This provision can only be amended by a Referendum Act or by the adoption of a new Constitution

May the President of the Republic perform duties other than those specified in his mandate?

The President may not perform any other public or private duties.

How is the President elected?

The President of the Republic is elected by universal and direct suffrage, with a majority vote in two rounds of elections.