Salva Kiir Mayardit is a Dinka 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.
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13, 1951, Bahr el Ghazal, Sudan
Sudan People's Liberation Movement
Riek Machar (2011-13), James Wani Igga (2013-2016), Riek Machar (April–July 2016), Taban Deng Gai (July 2016-present)
Position established (Omar al-Bashir as President of Sudan and Himself President of Southern Sudan)