The President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (French: Président de la République démocratique du Congo, Swahili: Rais wa Jamhuri ya Kidemokrasia ya Kongo, Lingala: Mokonzi wa Republíki ya Kongó Demokratíki), is Congo's elected Head of State, and the ex-officio "Supreme Commander" (Commander-in-Chief) of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC).
The position of president in the DRC has existed since the first constitution – known as The Fundamental Law of 1960. However, the powers of this position have varied over the years, from a limited shared role in the executive branch, with a prime minister, to a full-blown dictatorship. Under the current constitution, the President exists as the highest institution in a semi-presidential Republic.
List of presidents
|Picture||Name||Born-Died||Took Office||Left Office||Party|
|Laurent Kabila||November 27, 1939 — January 16, 2001||1997||2001||Independent|
|Joseph Kabila||June 4, 1971 —||2001||2011||Independent|
|Nzanga Mobutu||March 24, 1970 —||2011||—||Congolese Revolutionary Movement|