President of Tanzania

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]

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

since 5 November 2015
The Executive branch of the Tanzanian Government
StyleHis Excellency(Formal)
Mheshimiwa Rais  (Swahili)
Member ofCabinet
SeatDar es Salaam
Term lengthFive years
renewable once
Constituting instrument1977 Constitution
Formation29th October 1964
First holderJulius Kambarage Nyerere
DeputyVice President of Tanzania
SalaryTSh 84 million (US$ 42,000) annually[1]
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Latest election

Candidate Party Votes %
John MagufuliChama Cha Mapinduzi8,882,93558.46
Edward LowassaChama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo6,072,84839.97
Anna Elisha MghwiraAlliance for Change and Transparency98,7630.65
Lutalosa YembeAlliance for Democratic Change66,0490.43
Hashim Rungwe SpundaChama cha Ukombozi wa Umma49,2560.32
Machmillan Elifatio LyimoTanzania Labour Party8,1980.05
Janken Malik KasambalaNational Reconstruction Alliance8,0280.05
Fahmi Nassoro DovutwaUnited People's Democratic Party7,7850.05
Invalid/blank votes402,248
Registered voters/turnout23,161,44067.34
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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