Samia Suluhu Hassan

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Samia Suluhu Hassan
Samia Suluhu Hassan in May 2017.jpg
6th President of Tanzania
Assumed office
18 March 2021
Prime MinisterKassim Majaliwa
Vice PresidentPhilip Mpango
Preceded byJohn Magufuli
10th Vice-President of Tanzania
In office
5 November 2015 – 18 March 2021
PresidentJohn Magufuli
Preceded byMohamed Gharib Bilal
Succeeded byPhilip Mpango
Minister of State for Union Affairs for the Vice-President's Office
In office
29 November 2010 – 5 November 2015
PresidentJakaya Kikwete
Preceded byMuhammed Seif Khatib
Succeeded byJanuary Makamba
Member of Parliament
for Makunduchi
In office
November 2010 – July 2015
Succeeded byAmeir Timbe
Zanzibar Minister of Tourism,
Trade and Investment
In office
PresidentAmani Karume
Preceded byMussa A. Silima
Succeeded bySaid Ali Mbarouk
Zanzibar Minister of Labour, Gender Development and Children
In office
PresidentAmani Karume
Personal details
Born (1960-01-27) 27 January 1960 (age 63)
Sultanate of Zanzibar
Political partyCCM
Hafidh Ameir (m. 1978)
Alma materIDM, Mzumbe (AdvDip}
Manchester (PGDip)
Open University of TanzaniaSNHU (MSc)

Samia Suluhu Hassan (born 27 January 1960) is a Tanzanian CCM politician. She is the 6th President of Tanzania since 2021. She became president following the death of president John Magufuli on 17 March 2021.[1] Suluhu is the country's first female president.[2]

She became Tanzania's first female vice-President following the 2015 General election, after being elected on the CCM ticket along with president John Magufuli.

In September 2021, Samia Suluhu confirmed that she intended to run for president in 2025 and thus become the country's first elected woman president if she wins.

References[change | change source]

  1. "John Magufuli: Tanzania's president dies aged 61 after health rumours". BBC News. 17 March 2021.
  2. "Samia Suluhu set to become Tanzania's first female president". The East African. Retrieved 18 March 2021.