President of Zanzibar

President of Republic of Zanzibar and Pemba
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Hussein Mwinyi.jpg
Incumbent
Hussein Mwinyi

since 3 November 2020
Term length Five years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Abeid Karume
Formation 12 January 1964
Deputy Vice President of Zanzibar

The president of the 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 Hussein Mwinyi. 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

President of the People's Republic of Zanzibar

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

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 3 November 2020 10 years, 0 days 2010
2015
Chama Cha Mapinduzi Nahodha
Position abolished
8 Hussein Mwinyi.jpg Hussein Mwinyi
(1966–)
3 November 2020 Incumbent 166 days 2020 Chama Cha Mapinduzi

See also

References

  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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