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Azali Assoumani

Azali Assoumani
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Time in office:April 30, 1999-January 21, 2002 (first time);
May 26, 2002- (second time)
Predecessor:Tadjidine Ben Said Massounde (first time);
Hamada Madi (second time)
Successor:Hamada Madi (first time)
Date of Birth:1959
Place of Birth:

Azali Assoumani is the president of the Comoros. He became leader of the country in 1999] after leading a coup to depose acting president Tadjidine Ben Said Massounde, who he saw as pandering to the indepence movement on Anjouan. He allowed multi-party elections in 2002, and won them.