List of Presidents of Comoros
Holders of the post of President
- Ahmed Abdallah Abderemane (1975)
- Ali Solih (August 3, 1976-May 1978)
Came to power with a coup, assisted by Denard
. He envisioned accomplishing a revolution, beginning with independence from France, a "social revolution and finally decentralizing government administration by establishing provinces providing services on the model of the Chinese people's communes. He lowered the voting age to fourteen and mobilized youth into a special revolutionary militia (the Moissy), which launched violent attacks on conservative elders in Red Guard style. In 1976 he burned the French government archives. The treasury was soon empty and about 3,500 civil servants were dismissed in 1977. Several attempts were made on Solih's life, attacks by the Moissy on real and imagined political opponents escalated and food shortages in 1976-77 required the government to seek international help. This weak position and his anti-French attitude led to the second Denard coup of 1978, in which Solih was killed under mysterious circumstances on May 29
- Ahmed Abdallah Abderemane (May 1978-1989)
During his reign Bob Denard was the de facto ruler of the country. Killed in a 1989
coup, probably by Denard, althought it has never been proven.
Supreme court judge, flown into exile on Union
after the 1995 coup by Denard, but was not allowed to return to his office after the French intervened.
Became president in March 1996 by elections. While president, he died at the age of 62, at his palace in the capital Moroni, only hours after returning from a visit to Turkey