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 the United Republic of Tanzania. The President leads the executive branch of the Government of Tanzania and is the commander-in-chief of the Tanzania People's Defence Force. The President serves a term of five years. Since 1992, they are limited to two terms, whether successive or separated.
|President of the United Republic of Tanzania|
|Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania|
|Executive branch of the Government of Tanzania|
Mheshimiwa Rais (Swahili)
|Type||Head of state|
Head of government
|Term length||Five years, renewable once|
|Constituting instrument||1977 Constitution|
|Formation||29 October 1964|
|First holder||Julius Kambarage Nyerere|
|Deputy||Vice-President of Tanzania|
After its independence in 1961 as Tanganyika, the country was first led by Sir Richard Turnbull as governor-general until Julius Nyerere became the first and only president under the 1962 constitution. The 1964 constitution after the merger of Tanganyika and Zanzibar has had 6 presidents with each serving multiple terms except Samia Suluhu Hassan. Julius Nyerere served 5 terms total from 1962–1985, having served 4 terms under the 1964 constitution. All presidents of Tanzania have been from the Tanganyika African National Union party which later merged to become the Chama Cha Mapinduzi party.
|John Magufuli||Samia Suluhu||Chama cha Mapinduzi||12,516,252||84.40|
|Tundu Lissu||Salum Mwalimu Juma||Chadema||1,933,271||13.04|
|Bernard Kamillius Membe||Omar Fakih Hamad||Alliance for Change and Transparency||81,129||0.55|
|Leopord Lucas Mahona||Khamis Ali Hassan||National Reconstruction Alliance||80,787||0.54|
|Ibrahim Haruna Lipumba||Hamida Huweishil Abdalla||Civic United Front||72,885||0.49|
|John Paul Shibuda||Hassan Kornely Kijogoo||Tanzania Democratic Alliance||33,086||0.22|
|Hashim Spunda Rungwe||Mohammed Massoud Rashid||Chama cha Ukombozi wa Umma||32,878||0.22|
|Yeremia Kulwa Maganja||Khamis Haji Ambar||NCCR–Mageuzi||19,969||0.13|
|Muttamwega Bhatt Mgaywa||Satia Mussa Bebwa||Sauti ya Umma||14,922||0.10|
|Cecilia Augustino Mwanga||Tabu Mussa Juma||Attentive Democracy Party||14,556||0.10|
|Philipo John Fumbo||Zaina Juma Khamis||Democratic Party||8,283||0.06|
|Queen Cuthbert Sendiga||Khamis Juma Shoka||Alliance for Democratic Change||7,627||0.05|
|Twalib Ibrahim Kadege||Ramadhan Ali Abdallah||United People's Democratic Party||6,194||0.04|
|Seif Maalim Seif||Rashid Ligania Rai||Alliance for African Farmers Party||4,635||0.03|
|Khalfan Mohammed Mazrui||Mashavu Alawi Haji||Union for Multiparty Democracy||3,721||0.03|
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