President of Zanzibar

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President of Zanzibar
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Ali Mohamed Shein, September 2014 (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Ali Mohamed Shein

since 3 November 2010
Term length Five years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Abeid 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.

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, Abeid Karume became the first President of Zanzibar, as leader of the Afro-Shirazi Party.

List of Presidents of Zanzibar[edit]

President of the People's Republic of Zanzibar[edit]

President
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Elected Political affiliation
(at time of appointment)
Prime Minister(s)
Took office Left office
1 Abeid Karume
(1905–1972)
Abeid Karume 1964.jpg 12 January 1964 26 April 1964 Afro-Shirazi Party Hanga

Presidents of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar[edit]

President
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Elected Political affiliation
(at time of appointment)
Chief Minister(s)
Took office Left office
1 Abeid Karume
(1905–1972)
Abeid Karume 1964.jpg 26 April 1964 7 April 1972
(assassinated.)
1965, 1970 Afro-Shirazi Party Position abolished
2 Aboud Jumbe
(1920–2016)
No image.png 7 April 1972 30 January 1984 1975 Afro-Shirazi Party
1980 Chama Cha Mapinduzi [2] Baki
3 Ali Hassan Mwinyi
(1925–)
Ali Hassan Mwinyi.jpg 30 January 1984 24 October 1985 Chama Cha Mapinduzi Hamad
4 Idris Abdul Wakil
(1925–2000)
No image.png 24 October 1985 25 October 1990 1985 Chama Cha Mapinduzi Hamad
Juma
5 Salmin Amour
(1948–)
No image.png 25 October 1990 8 November 2000 1990, 1995 Chama Cha Mapinduzi Juma
Bilal
6 Amani Abeid Karume
(1948–)
Amani Abeid Karume.jpg 8 November 2000 3 November 2010 2000, 2005 Chama Cha Mapinduzi Bilal
Nahodha
7 Ali Mohamed Shein
(1948–)
Ali Mohamed Shein, September 2014 (cropped).jpg 3 November 2010 2010, 2015 Chama Cha Mapinduzi Nahodha
Position abolished

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zanzibar: Electoral system". Electoral Institute of Southern Africa. Retrieved 2009-09-01. 
  2. ^ Founded in 1977

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