Ismail Omar Guelleh was the President of Djibouti in 2002. He became the 2nd President of Djibouti in 1999 May 8. Guelleh was re-elected on 2005 April 8 in a single candidate election for another 6-year term, which he said would be his last. He was expected to leave office on 2011 May 7. However in 2010, he convinced politicians to amend the constitution to allow for a third term. He was again re-elected on 2011 April 8, again claiming that this term ending in 2017 will be his last.