President of Tanzania

The president of the United Republic of Tanzania (Swahili: Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa 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]

President of the United Republic of Tanzania
Rais wa Jamhuri ya
Muungano wa Tanzania
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Dr. John Magufuli

since 5 November 2015
The Executive branch of the Tanzanian Government
StyleHis Excellency(Formal)
Mheshimiwa Rais  (Swahili)
Member ofCabinet
SeatDar es Salaam
Term lengthFive years
renewable once
Constituting instrument1977 Constitution
Inaugural holderJulius Kambarage Nyerere
Formation29th October 1964
DeputyVice President of Tanzania
SalaryTSh 84 million (US$ 42,000) annually[1]


Latest electionEdit

Candidate Party Votes %
John Magufuli Chama Cha Mapinduzi 8,882,935 58.46
Edward Lowassa Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo 6,072,848 39.97
Anna Elisha Mghwira Alliance for Change and Transparency 98,763 0.65
Lutalosa Yembe Alliance for Democratic Change 66,049 0.43
Hashim Rungwe Spunda Chama cha Ukombozi wa Umma 49,256 0.32
Machmillan Elifatio Lyimo Tanzania Labour Party 8,198 0.05
Janken Malik Kasambala National Reconstruction Alliance 8,028 0.05
Fahmi Nassoro Dovutwa United People's Democratic Party 7,785 0.05
Invalid/blank votes 402,248
Total 15,596,110 100
Registered voters/turnout 23,161,440 67.34
Source: NEC

See alsoEdit


  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