Tanzania’s vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan become the first female President of the country after she was sworn in on Friday, March 19.
This is following the death of President John Magufuli who died on Wednesday, March 17 from heart complications at a hospital in Dar es Salaam.
The 61-year-old leader was sworn in at 10am local time on Friday.
She was swore with a Quran before dignitaries at a ceremony in Dar es Salaam.
“I, Samia Suluhu Hassan, promise to be honest and obey and protect the constitution of Tanzania,”
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.
Suluhu and Magufuli were reelected to a second term in 2020. Before her tenure as vice-president she served as the Member of Parliament for Makunduchi constituency from 2010 to 2015, and was also the Minister of State in the Vice-President’s Office for Union Affairs from 2010 to 2015.
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