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Abdou Diouf
2nd President of Senegal
In office
January 1, 1981 – April 1, 2000
Prime Minister Habib Thiam
Preceded by Léopold Sédar Senghor
Succeeded by Abdoulaye Wade
Personal details
Born September 7, 1935 (1935-09-07) (age 84)
Louga, Senegal
Political party Socialist Party of Senegal
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Diouf
Alma mater Pantheon-Sorbonne University
Religion Sunni Islam (Maliki-Ash'ari, Tijani)

Abdou Diouf (born September 7, 1935) was president of Senegal from 1981 to 2000. He was the second president since the country became independent.

Diouf has been the Secretary General of La Francophonie since 2003.[1]


  1. "LE SECRÉTAIRE GÉNÉRAL". Organisation internationale de la Francophonie. Retrieved 23 September 2013.