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The Prime Minister of Senegal is the head of government of Senegal. 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 Senegalese cabinet, after consultation with the President.

This is a list of the Prime Ministers since Senegal became independent from France in 1960.

# Name Took Office Left Office Political Party
1 Mamadou Dia 18 May 1960 18 December 1962 Senegalese Progressive Union
Post Abolished (18 December 1962-26 February 1970)
2 Abdou Diouf 26 February 1970 31 December 1980 Senegalese Progressive Union (until 1976), Socialist Party of Senegal (from 1976)
3 Habib Thiam 1 January 1981 3 April 1983 Socialist Party of Senegal
Moustapha Niasse (acting) 3 April 1983 29 April 1983 Socialist Party of Senegal
Post Abolished (29 April 1983-8 April 1991)
Habib Thiam, 2nd time 8 April 1991 3 July 1998 Socialist Party of Senegal
4 Mamadou Lamine Loum 3 July 1998 5 April 2000 Socialist Party of Senegal
5 Moustapha Niasse 5 April 2000 3 March 2001 Alliance of Progress Forces
6 Mame Madior Boye 3 March 2001 4 November 2002 Democratic Party of Senegal
7 Idrissa Seck 4 November 2002 21 April 2004 Democratic Party of Senegal
8 Macky Sall 21 April 2004 19 June 2007 Democratic Party of Senegal
9 Cheikh Hadjibou Soumaré 19 June 2007 30 April 2009 Non-party
10 Souleymane Ndéné Ndiaye 30 April 2009 incumbent Democratic Party of Senegal

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