The President in 4 Questions

The President in 4 Questions

Le Président

Who may become President of the Republic?

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


How long does the President serve?

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


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

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


How is the President elected?

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