List of Prime Ministers of Tanzania

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This is a list of the 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
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Political affiliation
(at time of appointment)
Took office Left office
1 Julius Nyerere
(1922–1999)
Julius Nyerere cropped.jpg 2 September 1960 1 May 1961 Tanganyika African National Union

Prime Ministers of Tanganyika[edit]

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

Prime Ministers of Tanzania[edit]

Prime Minister
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Political affiliation
(at time of appointment)
President(s)
Took office Left office
Post abolished (1 November 1964 – 17 February 1972)
1 Rashidi Kawawa
(1926–2009)
No image.png 17 February 1972 13 February 1977 Tanganyika African National Union Nyerere
Chama Cha Mapinduzi [1] Nyerere
2 Edward Sokoine
(1938–1984)
No image.png 13 February 1977 7 November 1980 Chama Cha Mapinduzi Nyerere
3 Cleopa Msuya
(1931–)
Cleopa David Msuya.jpg 7 November 1980 24 February 1983 Chama Cha Mapinduzi Nyerere
(2) Edward Sokoine
(1938–1984)
No image.png 24 February 1983 12 April 1984
(died in office.)
Chama Cha Mapinduzi Nyerere
4 Salim Ahmed Salim
(1942–)
Salim.JPG 24 April 1984 5 November 1985 Chama Cha Mapinduzi Nyerere
5 Joseph Warioba
(1940–)
No image.png 5 November 1985 9 November 1990 Chama Cha Mapinduzi Mwinyi
6 John Malecela
(1934–)
John Malecela (cropped).jpg 9 November 1990 7 December 1994 Chama Cha Mapinduzi Mwinyi
(3) Cleopa Msuya
(1931–)
Cleopa David Msuya.jpg 7 December 1994 28 November 1995 Chama Cha Mapinduzi Mwinyi
Mkapa
7 Frederick Sumaye
(1950–)
Frederick Sumaye boston december 2006.png 28 November 1995 30 December 2005 Chama Cha Mapinduzi Mkapa
Kikwete
8 Edward Lowassa
(1953–)
Edward Lowasa (cropped).jpg 30 December 2005 7 February 2008 Chama Cha Mapinduzi Kikwete
9 Mizengo Pinda
(1948–)
Mizengo Pinda, Prime Minister of Tanzania.jpg 9 February 2008 5 November 2015 Chama Cha Mapinduzi Kikwete
10 Kassim Majaliwa
(1960–)
Kassim Majaliwa.jpg 20 November 2015 Incumbent Chama Cha Mapinduzi Magufuli

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Founded on 5 February 1977.

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