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 Term of office Political party
(at time of election)
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Duration
1 Abeid Karume 1964.jpg Abeid Karume
(1905–1972)
12 January 1964 26 April 1964 105 days Afro-Shirazi Party

Presidents of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar[edit]

President Term of office Political party
(at time of election)
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Duration
1 Abeid Karume 1964.jpg Abeid Karume
(1905–1972)
26 April 1964 7 April 1972
(Assassinated)
7 years, 347 days Afro-Shirazi Party
2 No image.png Aboud Jumbe
(1920–2016)
7 April 1972 30 January 1984 11 years, 298 days Afro-Shirazi Party
(until 1977)
(2) Chama Cha Mapinduzi
3 Ali Hassan Mwinyi.jpg Ali Hassan Mwinyi
(1925–)
30 January 1984 24 October 1985 1 year, 267 days Chama Cha Mapinduzi
4 No image.png Idris Abdul Wakil
(1925–2000)
24 October 1985 25 October 1990 5 years, 1 day Chama Cha Mapinduzi
5 No image.png Salmin Amour
(1948–)
25 October 1990 8 November 2000 10 years, 14 days Chama Cha Mapinduzi
6 Amani Abeid Karume.jpg Amani Abeid Karume
(1948–)
8 November 2000 3 November 2010 9 years, 360 days Chama Cha Mapinduzi
7 Ali Mohamed Shein, September 2014 (cropped).jpg Ali Mohamed Shein
(1948–)
3 November 2010 Incumbent 5 years, 329 days
(as of 27 September 2016)
Chama Cha Mapinduzi

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