Samia Suluhu Hassan is a soft-Spoken, Muslim Woman, a graduate thrust from role of Vice president to swear-in as Tanzania’s first female president after John Magufuli’s Suddden death.
Under the constitution Samia ,the Tanzania’s vice president ,will serve the remainder of Magufuli’s second five year term which will expire in 2025.
Samia Suluhu Hassan Biography:
Hassan was born on 27/1/1960 in Zanzibar ,former slaving hub and trading outpost in the indian ocean.
Then still a muslim sultanate,Zanzibar did not merge formally with mainland Tanzania for another 4 years.
Her father was a school teacher and mother a housewife.
Hassan graduated from high school but said publicly that her finishing results were poor,and she took a clerkship in government office at 17.
By 1988 after undertaking further study,Hasssan was then appointed as development officer in the Zanzibar office.
A former office clerk and development worker,began her political career in 2000 in her native Zanzibar ,a semi -autonomous archipelago,before being elected to the national assembly on mainland Tanzania as a senior Ministry.
Samia Suluhu Hassan Political Background:
A ruling party stalwart ,she rose through ranks until picked by Magufuli as his running mate in his first presidential elections campaign in 2015.
The CCM party comfortably won and Hasssan made history whe’ she sworn-in as the country’s first ever female vice president.
The pair were re-elected last october in a disputed poll the position and independent observers said was marred by irregularities.
She would sometimes represent Magufuli on trips a broad but many outside Tanza nia had not heard of Hasssan until she appeared on national Tv wearing a black headscarf to announce that Magufuli had died at 61 following heart problems.Hassan declared 14 days of mourning.
She will consult the CCM over appoint of a new vice president after swearing in as president