John Magufuli elected as President of Tanzania [ Current Affairs ]

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John Pombe Magufuli of ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party has won the 2015 Tanzanian Presidential election. He became fifth President of Tanzania since its independence from United Kingdom in 1961.

Image of John Magufuli

Image of John Magufuli

Newly Elected President of Tanzania

  • John Magufuli won this Presidential election by securing 58.46 per cent of the total votes.
  • He defeated Edward Lowassa of opposition Chadema party who received 39 per cent votes.
  • His win also lasts CCM Party’s strong grip on power in Tanzania as it has governed the country since independence.
  • It is the leading ruling party in Tanzania and one of the longest reigning ruling party in Africa.

About John Magufili:

  • He was born on 29 October 1959.
  • He had served as Minister of Works (since 2010) in the Cabinet of Tanzania.
  • He has served as a Member of Tanzanian Parliament since 1995.
  • He was Deputy Minister of Works (1995 - 2000) and Minister of Works (2000 - 2006).
  • He also was Minister of Lands and Human Settlement (2006 - 2008).
  • He was the Minister of Livestock and Fisheries (2008 - 2010).

- Published on: November 2, 2015