President of Tanzania

President of the United Republic of Tanzania
Rais wa Jamhuri ya
Muungano wa Tanzania
The Presidential Standard
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
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 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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