Anna Senkoro

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Anna Claudia Senkoro (1962 – 4 January 2017) was a Tanzanian politician and member of the Progressive Party of Tanzania-Maendeleo (PPT-Maendeleo).[1]

Running as the PPT-Maendeleo presidential candidate in the 14 December 2005 elections, Senkoro placed eighth out of ten candidates, receiving 0.17% of the vote (18741 votes).[1] She was the only woman to run in the election,[2] and the first woman in Tanzanian history to run for president.[3]


Senkoro died on 4 January 2017, aged 54.[4]


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  2. ^ "Q&A: Tanzania votes", BBC News, BBC, 13 December 2005, retrieved 27 May 2010 
  3. ^ "'Women power' herald a new era in CCM", The Guardian, 6 August 2005, retrieved 5 June 2010 
  4. ^ Mwalimu, Saumu. "Tanzania: First Female to Contest Presidency Senkoro Dies". The Citizen (Dar es Salaam). Retrieved 5 January 2017.