President of Zanzibar

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President of Republic of Zanzibar and Pemba
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Incumbent
Ali Mohamed Shein

since 3 November 2010
Term lengthFive years, renewable once
Inaugural holderAbeid Karume
Formation12 January 1964
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The president Republic of Zanzibar and Pemba (Swahili: Rais wa 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]

Portrait President
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Elected Political affiliation
(at time of appointment)
Prime Minister(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Abeid Karume 1964.jpg Abeid Karume
(1905–1972)
12 January 1964 26 April 1964 105 days Afro-Shirazi Party Hanga

Presidents of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar[edit]

Portrait President
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Elected Political affiliation
(at time of appointment)
Chief Minister(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Abeid Karume 1964.jpg Abeid Karume
(1905–1972)
26 April 1964 7 April 1972
(assassinated.)
7 years, 347 days 1965
1970
Afro-Shirazi Party Position abolished
2 No image.png Aboud Jumbe
(1920–2016)
7 April 1972 30 January 1984 11 years, 298 days 1975 Afro-Shirazi Party
1980 Chama Cha Mapinduzi [2] Baki
3 Ali Hassan Mwinyi.jpg Ali Hassan Mwinyi
(1925–)
30 January 1984 24 October 1985 1 year, 267 days Chama Cha Mapinduzi Hamad
4 No image.png Idris Abdul Wakil
(1925–2000)
24 October 1985 25 October 1990 5 years, 1 day 1985 Chama Cha Mapinduzi Hamad
Juma
5 No image.png Salmin Amour
(1948–)
25 October 1990 8 November 2000 10 years, 14 days 1990
1995
Chama Cha Mapinduzi Juma
Bilal
6 Amani Abeid Karume.jpg Amani Abeid Karume
(1948–)
8 November 2000 3 November 2010 9 years, 360 days 2000
2005
Chama Cha Mapinduzi Bilal
Nahodha
7 Ali Mohamed Shein, September 2014 (cropped).jpg Ali Mohamed Shein
(1948–)
3 November 2010 Incumbent 9 years, 275 days 2010
2015
Chama Cha Mapinduzi Nahodha
Position abolished

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zanzibar: Electoral system". Electoral Institute of Southern Africa. Archived from the original on 2012-07-31. Retrieved 2009-09-01.
  2. ^ Founded in 1977

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