President of Tanzania

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President of the
United Republic of Tanzania
Rais wa Jamhuri ya
Muungano wa Tanzania
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Jakaya Kikwete

since 21 December 2005
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 29 October 1964
First holder Julius 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 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]


Latest election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 31 October 2010 Tanzanian presidential election results
Candidates Nominating parties Votes % of valid votes
Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete Chama Cha Mapinduzi (Party of the Revolution) 5,276,827 62.83
Willibrod Peter Slaa Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema) (Party for Democracy and Progress) 2,271,941 27.05
Ibrahim Haruna Lipumba Chama Cha Wananchi (Civic United Front) 695,667 8.28
Peter Mziray Kuga Progressive Party of Tanzania – Maendeleo 96,933 1.15
Hashim Spunda Rungwe National Convention for Construction and Reform – Mageuzi 26,388 0.31
Muttamwega Bhatt Mgaywa Tanzania Labour Party 17,462 0.21
Yahmi Nassoro Dovutwa United People's Democratic Party 13,176 0.16
Total Valid Votes 8,398,394 100.00
Source: Report of the Commonwealth Observer Group, Tanzania General Elections, 31 October 2010, Commonwealth Secretariat, page 31

See also[edit]


  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