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Vice President of Tanzania

Vice President of the
United Republic of Tanzania
Makamu wa Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania  (Swahili)
Mohamed Gharib Bilal

since 6 November 2010
Style His Excellency
Member of Cabinet
Seat Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Term length Five Years
Constituting instrument 1977 Constitution
Formation 1964
First holder Abeid Karume
Succession First
Salary TSh 7 m (US$ 4,375) monthly[1]
Website .tz.go.vpowww
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Foreign relations

Vice President of Tanzania is the second highest political position in Tanzania.


  • 1964–1995 1
    • First Vice Presidents 1.1
    • Second Vice Presidents 1.2
  • 1995–present 2
  • References 3


After the union between Tanganyika and the People's Republic of Zanzibar to form the United Republic of Tanzania, Tanzania had two vice presidents i.e. First and Second.[2]

First Vice Presidents

Portrait Name Tenure Served concurrently as
Abeid Karume 1964–1972 President of Zanzibar
Aboud Jumbe 1972–1984 President of Zanzibar
Ali Hassan Mwinyi 1984–1985 President of Zanzibar
Joseph Warioba 1985–1990 Prime Minister of Tanzania
John Malecela 1990–1994 Prime Minister of Tanzania
Cleopa Msuya 1994–1995 Prime Minister of Tanzania

Second Vice Presidents

Name Tenure Served concurrently as
Rashidi Kawawa 1964–1977 Prime Minister of Tanzania (1972–1977)
Idris Abdul Wakil 1985–1990 President of Zanzibar
Salmin Amour 1990–1995 President of Zanzibar


Portrait Name Tenure
Omar Ali Juma 1995–2001
Ali Mohamed Shein 2001–2005
Mohamed Gharib Bilal 2010–present
Samia Suluhu Elect


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