Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan has been unanimously elected the first woman Chairperson of the Tanzania’s ruling party, Chama Cha Mapenduzi (CCM).
President Suluhu was unanimously endorsed as the new party’s National Chairperson during the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) Party’s Extraordinary Congress held in Dodoma, Tanzania on Friday, April 30, 2021.
Suluhu garnered all the 1,862 votes during the event that took place at Jakaya Kikwete Convention Centre (JKCC).
This comes after the former Tanzania’s Vice President had became the first female President of Tanzania and the first female Head of State in the East African Community.
She was sworn in on Friday March, 19, 2021 at 10.15 am at State House in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania as the sixth President of the United Republic of Tanzania following the death of President John Pombe Magufuli.
Suluhu was born on January 27, 1960 in the Sultanate of Zanzibar and completed her secondary education in 1977.
According to the Tanzanian constitution, the vice president should be sworn in to assume the office of the president if the office of the president becomes vacant because of death, resignation, loss of electoral qualifications or inability to perform his functions due to physical infirmity, or failure to discharge the duties and functions of the Office of President.
“Where the office of president becomes vacant because of death, resignation, loss of electoral qualifications or inability to perform his functions due to physical infirmity, or failure to discharge the duties and functions of the Office of President, then the vice-president shall be sworn in and become the president for the unexpired period of the term of five years and in accordance with the conditions set out in Article 40,” Tanzania’s constitution reads.