The executive arm of government is headed by the President. The President is both Head of State and Head of Government. He/she is indirectly elected for a 5-year term (eligible for a second term). Elections last held in October 2014, next to be held in 2019. In addition to the President and the Vice President, the executive comprises Ministers or Cabinet, who are responsible for the administration of various Ministries or national affairs in general. All Cabinet Ministers are also members of the National Assembly. The Cabinet also includes the Permanent Secretary to the President and the Attorney General as ex officio members. Cabinet is appointed by the President.
His Excellency the President: H.E. Mr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi ( Since 1 April 2018)
Former Presidents: Lieutenant-General Dr. Seretse Khama Ian KHAMA ( 1 April 2008 – 1 April 2018)
Sir Seretse KHAMA (1966 – 1980)
Sir Ketumile MASIRE (1980 – 1998) Dr. Festus G. MOGAE (1998 – 2008)