President of Tanzania

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President of the United Republic of Tanzania
Rais wa Jamhuri ya
Muungano wa Tanzania
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The Presidential Standard
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Dr.John Magufuli

since 5th November 2015
The Executive branch of the Tanzanian Government
Style His Excellency(Formal)
Mheshimiwa Rais  (Swahili)
Member of Cabinet
Residence Ikulu[1]
Seat Dar es Salaam
Term length Five years
renewable once
Constituting instrument 1977 Constitution
Formation 29th October 1964
First holder Julius Kambarage Nyerere
Deputy Vice President of Tanzania
Salary TSh 84 million (US$ 42,000) annually[1]
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The President of the United Republic of Tanzania (Swahili: Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania) is the head of state and head of government of Tanzania. The president leads the executive branch of the Government of Tanzania and is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces.[2]


  1. Mr Julius Kambarage Nyerere 1962 -1985
  2. Mr Ali Hassan Mwinyi 1985 - 1995
  3. Mr Benjamin William Mkapa 1995 - 2005
  4. Dr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete 2005 - 2015
  5. Dr John Joseph Magufuli 2015 - Present

Latest election

Candidate Party Votes %
John Magufuli Chama Cha Mapinduzi 8,882,935 58.46
Edward Lowassa Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo 6,072,848 39.97
Anna Elisha Mghwira Alliance for Change and Transparency 98,763 0.65
Lutalosa Yembe Alliance for Democratic Change 66,049 0.43
Hashim Rungwe Spunda Chama cha Ukombozi wa Umma 49,256 0.32
Machmillan Elifatio Lyimo Tanzania Labour Party 8,198 0.05
Janken Malik Kasambala National Reconstruction Alliance 8,028 0.05
Fahmi Nassoro Dovutwa United People's Democratic Party 7,785 0.05
Invalid/blank votes 402,248
Total 15,596,110 100
Registered voters/turnout 23,161,440 67.34
Source: NEC

See also


  1. ^ wa Simbiye, Finnigan (6 December 2013). "PM scoffs at super salary rumour". Daily News (Tanzania). Dodoma. Archived from the original on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
  2. ^ Tanzania National Website
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