President of Zanzibar

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President of Zanzibar
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Incumbent
Ali Mohamed Shein

since 3 November 2010
Term length Five years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Sheikh Abeid Amani Karume
Formation 12 January 1964
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The President of Zanzibar is the head of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar, which is a semi-autonomous government within Tanzania. The current President is Ali Mohamed Shein. The President is also the chairman of the Revolutionary Council, whose members are appointed by the President, and some of which must be selected from the House of Representatives of Zanzibar.

The President is elected by a plurality. Presidential terms are for five years, and a candidate may be re-elected only once.[1]

Following the Zanzibar Revolution in 1964, Sheikh Abeid Amani Karume became the first President of Zanzibar, as leader of the Afro-Shirazi Party.

List of Presidents of Zanzibar (1964–Present)[edit]

Parties

      Afro-Shirazi Party
      Chama Cha Mapinduzi (Party of the Revolution)

# Picture Name
(Born–Died)
Took office Left office Political Party
People's Republic of Zanzibar and Pemba
1 Abeid Karume 1964.jpg Abeid Karume
(1905–1972)
12 January 1964 26 April 1964 Afro-Shirazi Party
Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar
1 Abeid Karume 1964.jpg Abeid Karume
(1905–1972)
26 April 1964 7 April 1972[2] Afro-Shirazi Party
2 No image.png Aboud Jumbe
(1920– )
7 April 1972 5 February 1977 Afro-Shirazi Party
(2) 5 February 1977 30 January 1984 Chama Cha Mapinduzi
(Party of the Revolution)
3 Ali Hassan Mwinyi.jpg Ali Hassan Mwinyi
(1925– )
30 January 1984 24 October 1985 Chama Cha Mapinduzi
(Party of the Revolution)
4 No image.png Idris Abdul Wakil
(1925–2000)
24 October 1985 25 October 1990 Chama Cha Mapinduzi
(Party of the Revolution)
5 No image.png Salmin Amour
(1948– )
25 October 1990 8 November 2000 Chama Cha Mapinduzi
(Party of the Revolution)
6 Amani Abeid Karume.jpg Amani Abeid Karume
(1948– )
8 November 2000 3 November 2010 Chama Cha Mapinduzi
(Party of the Revolution)
7 Ali Mohamed Shein.jpg Ali Mohamed Shein
(1948– )
3 November 2010 Incumbent Chama Cha Mapinduzi
(Party of the Revolution)

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