List of Prime Ministers of Tanzania

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This is a list of Prime Ministers of Tanzania from the establishment of the office of Chief Minister of Tanganyika in 1960 to the present day.

Tanzania was formed after the Zanzibar Revolution in 1964, when the People's Republic of Zanzibar and Pemba united with mainland Tanganyika to form the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, which was later renamed to the United Republic of Tanzania.

Chief Minister of Tanganyika[edit]

Chief Minister Term of office Political party
(at time of election)
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Duration
1 Julius Nyerere cropped.jpg Julius Nyerere
(1922–1999)
2 September 1960 1 May 1961 241 days Tanganyika African National Union

Prime Ministers of Tanganyika[edit]

Prime Minister Term of office Political party
(at time of election)
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Duration
1 Julius Nyerere cropped.jpg Julius Nyerere
(1922–1999)
1 May 1961 22 January 1962 266 days Tanganyika African National Union
2 No image.png Rashidi Kawawa
(1926–2009)
22 January 1962 9 December 1962 321 days Tanganyika African National Union
Post abolished (9 December 1962 – 29 October 1964)

Prime Ministers of Tanzania[edit]

Prime Minister Term of office Political party
(at time of election)
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Duration
Post abolished (1 November 1964 – 17 February 1972)
1 No image.png Rashidi Kawawa
(1926–2009)
17 February 1972 5 February 1977 4 years, 362 days Tanganyika African National Union
(1) 5 February 1977 13 February 1977 Chama Cha Mapinduzi
2 No image.png Edward Sokoine
(1938–1984)
13 February 1977 7 November 1980 3 years, 268 days Chama Cha Mapinduzi
3 No image.png Cleopa Msuya
(1931–)
7 November 1980 24 February 1983 2 years, 109 days Chama Cha Mapinduzi
(2) No image.png Edward Sokoine
(1938–1984)
24 February 1983 12 April 1984
(Died in Office)
1 year, 48 days Chama Cha Mapinduzi
4 Salim.JPG Salim Ahmed Salim
(1942–)
24 April 1984 5 November 1985 1 year, 195 days Chama Cha Mapinduzi
5 No image.png Joseph Warioba
(1940–)
5 November 1985 9 November 1990 5 years, 4 days Chama Cha Mapinduzi
6 John Malecela (cropped).jpg John Malecela
(1944–)
9 November 1990 7 December 1994 4 years, 28 days Chama Cha Mapinduzi
(3) No image.png Cleopa Msuya
(1931–)
7 December 1994 28 November 1995 356 days Chama Cha Mapinduzi
7 Frederick Sumaye boston december 2006.png Frederick Sumaye
(1951–)
28 November 1995 30 December 2005 10 years, 32 days Chama Cha Mapinduzi
8 Edward Lowasa (cropped).jpg Edward Lowassa
(1953–)
30 December 2005 7 February 2008 2 years, 39 days Chama Cha Mapinduzi
9 Mizengo Pinda, Prime Minister of Tanzania.jpg Mizengo Pinda
(1949–)
9 February 2008 5 November 2015 7 years, 269 days Chama Cha Mapinduzi
10 Kassim Majaliwa.jpg Kassim Majaliwa
(1961–)
20 November 2015 Incumbent 249 days
(as of 26 July 2016)
Chama Cha Mapinduzi

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