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Salva Kiir Mayardit
1st President of South Sudan
Assumed office
9 July 2011
Vice President Riek Machar
James Wani Igga
Preceded by Office established
President of Southern Sudan
In office
30 July 2005 – 9 July 2011
Acting until 11 August 2005
Vice President Riek Machar
Preceded by John Garang
Succeeded by Office abolished
First Vice President of Sudan
In office
11 August 2005 – 9 July 2011
President Omar al-Bashir
Preceded by John Garang
Succeeded by Ali Osman Taha
Vice President of Southern Sudan
In office
9 January 2005 – 11 August 2005
President John Garang
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Riek Machar
Personal details
Born September 13, 1951 (1951-09-13) (age 68)
Bahr el Ghazal, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan
(now South Sudan)
Political party Sudan People's Liberation Movement
Religion Roman Catholicism

Salva Kiir Mayardit (born 13 September 1951) is a South Sudanese politician who has been President of South Sudan since its independence in 2011. Prior to independence, he was President of the Government of Southern Sudan, as well as First Vice President of Sudan, from 2005 to 2011.

Mayardit was born on September 13, 1951 in Bahr el Ghazal, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan.[1]


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